Incident Summary:

10/24/2014: Assailants opened fire on an Egyptian Armed Forces checkpoint in Arish city, North Sinai governorate, Egypt. Three soldiers were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, Egyptian officials suspected the involvement of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Sinai


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Egyptian Armed Forces
Specific Description Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Egypt
Additional Information
Hostages No
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) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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
"Militants Kill at Least 26 Egyptian Soldiers in Sinai Peninsula Attack," New York Times, October 24, 2014.
"Attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 30 security personnel," Reuters, October 24, 2014.
"Egypt Declares State Of Emergency In Sinai, Closes Gaza Border Crossing," International Business Times, October 25, 2014.