Incident Summary:

10/07/2013: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at security headquarters in Al-Tour town, South Siani governorate, Egypt. In addition to the bomber, at least five people were killed and 40 people were injured in the blast. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem) claimed responsibility for the incident, stating they carried out the attack to liberate the Muslim people from oppression.

GTD ID:
201310070021

When:
2013-10-07

Country:
Egypt

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

South Sinai

City:
Al-Tour

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Egyptian Armed Forces
Specific Description South Sinai Security Directorate
Nationality of Target Egypt
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Egypt
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite 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
Additional Information Fatality numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here. Wounded numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
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 6 Fatalities / 40 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 40
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Egyptian soldiers killed in Ismailiya and Sinai attacks," BBC Online, October 7, 2013."
"Violence hits Egypt's Sinai peninsula," Al Jazeera, October 7, 2013."
"Gunmen, Car Bomb Kill Egyptian Soldiers In Separate Attacks," Radio Free Europe, October 7, 2013."