Incident Summary:

11/04/2014: Assailants fired a mortar that landed near an Egyptian Army battalion camp in Arish city, North Sinai governorate, Egypt. The mortar struck near the zoo by the military camp. This was one of two related mortar attacks targeting a military camp in Arish on the same day. No one was injured across the two attacks. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem) claimed responsibility for the incidents.




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 101st Battalion Camp
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.)
Weapon Details
Mortar shells were 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) 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) 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 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
"2 mortar shells hit N Sinai governorate headquarters," Business Standard India, November 4, 2014.
"Two Mortar Shells Fall in the Vicinity of North Sinai Governorate's Building,", November 5, 2014.
"Mortar fire near North Sinai governorate headquarters,", November 5, 2014.