Incident Summary:

07/13/2014: Assailants launched a rocket near Al-Dahya marketplace in Arish city, North Sinai governorate, Egypt. Seven people were killed and 25 others were wounded in the blast. This was one of two rocket attacks in Arish city on July 13, 2014. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Sinai


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Egyptian Armed Forces
Specific Description Compound
Nationality of Target Egypt
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Market
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
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 majority reliable estimates are reported here.
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 7 Fatalities / 25 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 25
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Eight killed in twin blasts in Egypt's Sinai," Philippines News Agency, July 14, 2014.
"Sinai residential area hit with rockets, eight killed," UPI, July 14, 2014.
"Rockets Kill 8 in Egypt's Sinai Region," Time, July 14, 2014.