Incident Summary:

01/27/2014: Assailants detonated at least one explosive device at a natural gas pipeline in the Muqtadiba area of North Sinai governorate, Egypt. There were no reported casualties; however, gas exports to Jordan and gas supplies to the Egyptian cities of Taba and Sharm al-Shaykh were suspended as a result of the blast. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem) claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that the group was targeting economic interests tied to the army.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Sinai


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Muqtadiba area south of Arish.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity Egyptian Natural Gas Company (GASCO)
Specific Description Gas Pipeline
Nationality of Target Egypt
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
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: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Egypt militants blow up gas pipeline in Sinai: security," Agence France Presse -- English, January 27, 2014.
"Gunmen bomb Sinai pipeline, army strikes back with arrests," Daily Star Egypt, January 28, 2014.
"Gas supplies to Egypt's Sharm al-Shaykh interrupted after pipeline's explosion," BBC Monitoring Middle East - Political Supplied by BBC Worldwide Monitoring, January 28, 2014.