Incident Summary:

05/21/2015: Assailants opened fire on police personnel in Faiyum city, Faiyum governorate, Egypt. Two police sergeants were killed in the attack. The Revolutionary Punishment Movement claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in retaliation to security operations and alleged ill treatment of prisoners.

GTD ID:
201505210013

When:
2015-05-21

Country:
Egypt

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Faiyum

City:
Faiyum

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Egyptian National Police (ENP)
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target Egypt
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Revolutionary Punishment Movement Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Group claims responsibility for Fayoum police murders," Egypt Independent, May 23, 2015."
"Selection List: Egyptian Islamist Opposition Media 23-24 May 2015," OSC Summary, May 23, 2015."