|One of the Sinai underground tunnels|
Egyptian Defense Minister and Head of SCAF Hussein Tantawy ordered the destruction of all the underground tunnels in Sinai after yesterday's violent attack which caused the death of 16 Egyptian soldiers.
The network of numerous undergroud tunnels on the territory of Sinai in Egypt connects Egypt with Gaza. Those tunnels were often used for smuggling and illegal migration, and under such critical circumstances and lack of security in Sinai there is a threat that the underground tunnels are used for the terrorist attacks. According to Tantawy's order all the tunnels will be closed and destructed.