Incident Summary:

01/11/2013: Assailants opened fire on a police patrol guarding a pipeline in central Sinai Peninsula, North Sinai governorate, Egypt. Seven police officers, including one police official, were injured in the attack and four police vehicles were damaged. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, officials believe that Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem) was involved.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Sinai


Location Details:
Occurred In Central Sinai Peninsula Near Israeli Border, Ouja Region

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 Convoy
Nationality of Target Egypt
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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
Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Seven hurt in Sinai attack on Egypt police patrol," Agence France Presse -- English, January 11, 2013.
"Egypt police attacked near gas pipeline in Sinai," The Associated Press, January 11, 2013.
"Armed attack in Egypt's Sinai injures 7," Xinhua News Agency, January 11, 2013.