Incident Summary:

12/24/2013: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle, followed by a second detonation, at a police headquarters in Mansoura city, Dakahlia governorate, Egypt. A third explosive device was discovered nearby and defused. In addition to the bomber, at least 14 people were killed and another 130 people were injured in the blast. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201312240007

When:
2013-12-24

Country:
Egypt

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Dakahlia

City:
Mansoura

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Egyptian National Police (ENP)
Specific Description Headquarters
Nationality of Target Egypt
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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 Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent 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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 16 Fatalities / 130 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 16
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 130
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Huge car bomb attack on Egypt police HQ kills 13," Agence France Presse -- English, December 24, 2013."
"Sinai-based group say bombed Egypt's Nile Delta police station," Reuters, December 25, 2013."
"Deadly blast rocks Egyptian police station," Al Jazeera, December 24, 2013."