Incident Summary:

09/05/2014: Assailants kidnapped a Bedouin civilian from Wadi al-Qari village, North Sinai governorate, Egypt. The victim's body was found on September 19, 2014. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem) claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that the attack was carried out because they believed the victim was a spy.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Sinai

Wadi al-Qari

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Suspected Informant
Nationality of Target Egypt
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 14
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-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: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Decapitated body found in Egypt's Sinai," Agence France Presse -- English, September 19, 2014.
"Egyptian Jihadist Group Beheads Beduin Man Alleged To Have Spied For Israel," Five Towns Jewish Times, September 19, 2014.
"Bedouin man beheaded in Sinai for allegedly conspiring with Israel," Albawaba, September 20, 2014.