Incident Summary:

04/02/2014: An explosive device detonated at Cairo University in Giza city, Giza governorate, Egypt. This was one of four coordinated incidents at Cairo University on this day. One police officer was killed and four people were injured across this and another attack. Both Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem) and Ajnad Misr claimed responsibility for the incident. Ajnad Misr stated that the attack was in retaliation for police mistreatment of women and girls.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred near Cairo University.

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 Post
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A concealed explosive device 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here. Casualty numbers for this attack represent an equal division of a cumulative total of killed and wounded across incidents 201404020008 and 201404020010.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ajnad Misr Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
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 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Two Groups Claim Responsibility For Cairo University Bombing | Cairo Post," The Cairo Post, April 4, 2014.
"Little-known jihadist group claims Cairo bombings," Channel NewsAsia, April 3, 2014.
"Cairo bombings revenge for police 'harassment' of girls," World Bulletin, April 3, 2014.