Incident Summary:

10/14/2014: An explosive device detonated near a gas pipeline in Al-Qoraiyaa area, southeast of Arish city, North Sinai governorate, Egypt. There were no reported casualties; however, the pipeline was damaged in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Sinai


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Qoraiyaa area

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Gas Pipeline
Nationality of Target Egypt
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive 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) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
"UPDATE: Security vehicles targeted in deadly Sinai attack," Daily Star Egypt, October 19, 2014.
"Blast rocks Egypt's gas pipeline to Jordan," Al Ahram, October 15, 2014.
"Militants Blow Up Gas Pipeline In Egypt's Sinai," MENA, October 14, 2014.