Incident Summary:

04/24/2006: Three explosives hidden in bags took place in the Dahab tourist resort in southern Sinai, Egypt. The first two explosions were successive and occurred in front of a bar and cafeteria while the third one was less powerful and occurred in front of a supermarket. The blasts left eighteen people killed, including five foreigners and 87 others injured, among them 29 were foreigners. The Egyptian authorities confirmed that there were no threats prior to the explosions. Security agencies and anti-terrorism forces had been able to determine the identity of the perpetrators. The fugitive terrorist leader Nasr Khamis al-Malahi who was also responsible for terrorist attacks in Taba and Sharm al-Shaykh was behind the attack in Dahab.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

South Sinai


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description
Nationality of Target
Target Type: Tourists
Name of Entity Egyptian civilians.
Specific Description Tourists in Dahab resort.
Nationality of Target Egypt
Target Type: Tourists
Name of Entity International tourists
Specific Description Tourists in Dahab resort
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/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive 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
Egyptian Tawhid and Jihad No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 18 Fatalities / 87 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 18
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 87
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Egyptian Hotel Owner Says No Suicide Bombers Involved in Sinai Blasts," Cairo Nile News TV, April 24, 2006.
"Report: Egyptian Minister Says Dahab Blasts Kill 18, Injure 83," OSC FEature, April 27, 2006.
"Egyptian Authorities Identify Planners of Sinai Bombings," Cairo MENA, April 30, 2006.