Incident Summary:

10/02/2014: An explosive device detonated near a police club in Al-Mahalla Al-Kubra city, Gharbia governorate, Egypt. There were no reported casualties in the blast. This was one of five explosions in Gharbia by the same group on this date. The Muslim Brotherhood claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Al-Mahalla Al-Kubra

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 Mahalla Police Club
Nationality of Target Egypt
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A bomb hidden in a bag 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Muslim Brotherhood Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Egypt: 5 'Terrorist' Cells Arrested in Al-Gharbiyah for Attacking Public, Private, Police Properties," Al-Yawm al-Sabi Online, November 19, 2014.
"Five explosions in Al-Gharbeya Governorate," Business Standard India, October 2, 2014.
"Bomb Explodes Near Mahalla Police Club in Gharbiyya,", October 3, 2014.