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The Nord Stream pipelines were likely attacked with remotely-detonated explosives, says UK defense source: report

Added 09-29-22 02:14:04am EST - “The source said the explosives could have been planted on the underwater pipelines months or years before the attack took place.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “The Nord Stream pipelines were likely attacked with remotely-detonated explosives, says UK defense source: report”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A source within the British defense force said that the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines were likely attacked with remotely-detonated explosives.

Speaking to Sky News, the unnamed source said the leak in both pipelines was likely the result of a pre-planned attack.

The source told the outlet that mines could have been planted along the underwater pipelines using a long line, by dropping them from a boat, or with a drone, months or years before the attack.

The British source's message to Sky News came the same day that CNN reported on new information regarding the pipeline leaks.

Citing two unnamed Western intelligence officials, the outlet reported that European security officials knew of Russian Navy support ships being spotted near the leaks in the Nord Stream pipelines.

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