Incident Summary:

09/30/2013: Assailants opened fire on a military checkpoint near the Agricultural Directorate in Al-Arish city, North Sinai governorate, Egypt. This was one of three attacks targeting security checkpoints in Al-Arish on the same day. One civilian was killed and another was injured across the incidents. No group claimed responsibility for the attacks.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Sinai


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Egyptian Army
Specific Description Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Egypt
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack represent an equal division of the total number killed and wounded covering incidents 201309300051, 201309300052, and 201309300053.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Egypt gunmen kill 2 policemen, 1 soldier in Sinai," The Daily Star Online, September 30, 2013.
"Attacks in Al-Arish and Sheikh Zuweid kill three, injure six,", September 30, 2013.