Incident Summary:

06/28/2014: Assailants stopped a vehicle carrying Egyptian Border Guard soldiers on a highway and then opened fire in Rafah city, North Sinai governorate, Egypt. At least four soldiers were killed in the assault. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem) claimed responsibility for the attack and stated that the attack was an act of revenge and that all soldiers serving the president would be similarly killed.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Sinai


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Egyptian Border Guard
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Egypt
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 4
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
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 4 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
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
"Gunmen kill four Egyptian soldiers in North Sinai: state media," Reuters, June 28, 2014.
"Bayt Al Maqdis Claims Responsibility For Death Of 4 Soldiers In Rafah | Cairo Post," The Cairo Post, June 29, 2014.
"Four Egyptian recruits were killed on Saturday in an ambush set by anti-government extremists in Rafah city in North Sinai.," Xinhua News Agency, June 28, 2014.