egypt gas - AP - July 8 2011
An explosion at an Egyptian natural gas terminal in April last year. Photo by AP
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Gunmen attacked an Egyptian pipeline Sunday that transports gas to Israel, the 10th such incident since former president Hosni Mubarak's overthrow in February, according to Egyptian television.

A blast went off at the pipeline early Sunday in the area of al-Sabil, west of the al-Arish city in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula, according to the report.

No one claimed responsibility for the blast, which hit a part of the pipeline that was not operational because of a previous attack, said the broadcaster.

Authorities have blamed the incidents on local militants protesting gas exports to Israel, which have been running since 2008 under a 15-year deal with preferential terms. Officials in post-Mubarak Egypt have been trying to amend the deal.