Incident Summary:

01/25/2014: Assailants detonated an explosive device at the police academy at the Institute of Police Representatives in Cairo city, Cairo governorate, Egypt. At least one person was injured as a result of the blast. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem) claimed responsibility for this attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Ain Shams neighborhood of the city.

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 Police Academy
Nationality of Target Egypt
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Two thrown bombs hidden in black bags were 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"New blast in Egyptian capital, no casualties," Associated Press International, January 25, 2014.
"Assailant hurls small bomb at Cairo police building," Agence France Presse -- English, January 25, 2014.
"Bomb Near Cairo Police Academy," Radio Free Europe, January 25, 2014.