Incident Summary:

12/12/2013: A remote-controlled car bomb detonated outside a Central Security Forces camp in Ismailia city, Ismailia governorate, Egypt. One police officer was killed and at least 18 people were injured, including civilians, police officers, and conscripts. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, an Egyptian security source attributed the attack to Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem), noting that two members had been arrested and were charged with carrying out the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Central Security Forces (CSF)
Specific Description Police Station
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
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Weapon Details
A remote-triggered car bomb was used in the attack.
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority of estimates is reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 18 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 18
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Policeman killed in car bomb in Egypt canal city," Agence France Presse -- English, December 12, 2013.
"Car explodes near Egyptian police base, injuring 35," Reuters, December 12, 2013.
"At least one soldier was killed and 18 others, including six civilians, were wounded on Thursday in a car bomb attack in Egypt's Ismailia governorate, east of Cairo.," Xinhua News Agency, December 12, 2013.