Electricity pylon collapses following explosion

Friday 15-08-2014 01:44 PM
Electricity pylon collapses following explosion

A helicopter flies overhead as soldiers in military vehicles proceed towards al-Jura district in El-Arish city from Sheikh Zuwaid, around 350 km (217 miles) northeast of Cairo May 21, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer


CAIRO, Aug 15 (Aswat Masriya) - Two bombs exploded in Menoufia governorate knocking down an electricity pylon, state-run MENA agency reported on Friday.

A security cordon was imposed after two more bombs were defused by a bomb squad, Menoufia's head of security said, adding that security forces swept the area to ensure no other bombs were planted.

Egypt's electricity grid underwent a number of attacks recently.

Since former President Mohamed Mursi's ouster last July, bombings have taken place in North Sinai and in different areas in the Nile Delta and Nile Valley.

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