Incident Summary:

01/24/2014: An explosive device detonated outside the Radobis Cinema in Giza city, Giza governorate, Egypt. At least one person was killed and at least seven others were injured as a result of the blast. This was one of four coordinated attacks which occurred in or around Cairo on this day. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem) claimed responsibility for the incidents, stating that the attacks were intended to avenge the killings of supporters of deposed president Mohammad Morsi.




Middle East & North Africa

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Location Details:
The incident took place in the Haram area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Radobis Cinema
Specific Description Cinema
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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A crude bomb was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Deadly explosions target police in Egypt," Al Jazeera, January 25, 2014.
"One killed in fourth Cairo bombing: police," Agence France Presse -- English, January 24, 2014.
"Cairo police headquarters rocked by explosion," Al Jazeera, January 24, 2014.