Incident Summary:

09/05/2013: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near the convoy of Mohamed Ibrahim in Nasr City district, Cairo city, Cairo governorate, Egypt. Ibrahim, Egypt's Interior Minister, was unhurt; however, the suicide bomber and one Egyptian recruit were killed, while 24 other people were injured in the blast. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem) claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that the attack was meant to avenge Muslims who had been killed or injured by the Egyptian government.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
Incident occurred in Nasr City

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Egyptian Ministry of Interior
Specific Description Minister: Mohamed Ibrahim
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
Explosives Vehicle
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
Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 24 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 24
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Sinai-based Islamist militants claim responsibility for attack on Egypt interior minister," Reuters, September 8, 2013.
"Sinai militants own up to attack on Egypt minister," Oman Tribune, September 10, 2013.
"1 Egyptian died of wounds in Thursday explosion against interior minister," Xinhua News Agency, September 6, 2013.