Incident Summary:

02/25/2014: Assailants on a motorcycle opened fire on Mohamed al-Mehlawy near the Zagazig Centre in Zagazig city, Al Sharqia governorate, Egypt. Al-Mehlawy, a police colonel, was injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Al Sharqia


Location Details:
The incident occurred near the Zagazig Centre in the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Egyptian National Police (ENP)
Specific Description Colonel: Mohamed al-Mehlawy
Nationality of Target Egypt
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun 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) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
"Two dead as security forces targeted in Zagazig," Daily Star Egypt, February 25, 2014.
"Egyptian Policeman Injured in Armed Attack in Sharqiya,", February 25, 2014.
"A military source: "Supporters of Jerusalem" involved in targeting an army colonel Sharqia accident,", February 25, 2014.