Egypt: gas line bombed

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Egyptian supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted president Mohamed Morsi shout religious and political slogans during a protest near Cairo University in the Egyptian capital.

CAIRO - Militants in Egypt&39;s Sinai have bombed a gas pipeline to Jordan, witnesses said, amid a surge of attacks on police and soldiers after Islamist president Mohamed Morsi&39;s ouster.

Witnesses told AFP the blast took place near the the north Sinai town of El-Arish.

After an uprising overthrew president Hosni Mubarak in early 2011, militants in Sinai repeatedly bombed the pipeline, which also supplied Israel.

But such attacks had not been reported for almost a year.

Yesterday, a Coptic priest was killed by radical Jihadists in northern Sinai.

Security officials said a group of militants followed Mena Shrobeal to his home and shot him.

Tensions in the country are still running high, days after Mohamed Morsi was ousted.

Morsi’s supporters are planning protests against the military until he returns to power.

In an effort to control the protests, Extra  troops have been deployed to areas where Morsi holds support.

Police patrol the streets with a portrait of military leader General Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi.

Security officials have detained key members of Morsi&39;s Muslim Brotherhood and they’re keeping the toppled president out of the public eye.

He’s in detention in an undisclosed location.

Christian groups accuse his supporters -- mainly Islamists -- of attacking churches in six cities.

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