'Not a drop of gas will reach Jordan until the caliphate gives its permission,' militants post online after attack
The Egyptian branch of the Islamic State militant group on Thursday said it had bombed a pipeline that carries gas to Jordan and to a major industrial zone in north Sinai.
Security sources confirmed that attackers set off explosive devices under the pipeline close to Al-Midan village in the north of the peninsula. They said the blasts did not cause any casualties.
North Sinai is a bastion of the "Sinai Province" group, the Egyptian affiliate of IS.
In a message posted on Twitter and signed by "Sinai Province", the militants claimed responsibility for the attack.
"By the name of God, not a drop of gas will reach Jordan until the caliphate gives its permission," the statement said.
Jordan is one of a number of Arab states that have joined the US-led campaign of air strikes against IS, which captured swathes of Syria and Iraq, and declared a caliphate.
Since the 2011 uprising that toppled president Hosni Mubarak, there have been dozens of confirmed attacks by militants on energy pipelines in the Sinai Peninsula, repeatedly forcing a halt in gas supplies to Jordan, as well as to Israel.