Incident Summary:

04/30/2005: A suicide bomber blew himself up in a busy market area in Cairo, Egypt injuring seven people. Among the injured were two Israelis, an Italian and a Swedish person. No group claimed responsibility for the bombing.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Indiscriminate Egyptian civilians at Abdel Moneim Riyadh Square in Cairo
Nationality of Target Egypt
Target Type: Tourists
Name of Entity Civilan(s)
Specific Description Abdel Moneim Riyadh Square in Cairo
Nationality of Target Multinational
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Egyptian Official: One Woman Killed, Another Wounded in Exchange of Fire in Cairo,” MENA, April 30, 2005.
“Egyptian Prime Minister Says Terrorists Attacks Target Tourism,” Cairo Channel 1 TV, April 30, 2005.
“Minister Confirms Cairo Suicide Bomber Killed in Blast, Seven Injured,” MENA, April 30, 2005.