Incident Summary:

03/02/2015: An explosive device detonated near the High Court in Cairo city, Cairo governorate, Egypt. Two civilians were killed and nine others were injured in the blast. The Revolutionary Punishment Movement claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201503020009

When:
2015-03-02

Country:
Egypt

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Cairo

City:
Cairo

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Egyptian Ministry of Justice
Specific Description High Court
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/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A homemade explosive device planted under a vehicle
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Revolutionary Punishment Movement Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 9 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 9
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"2 Killed in Latest Bombing to Strike Cairo," The New York Times, March 3, 2015.
"Brotherhood Creates 'Terrorist' Cells To Claim Attacks: Egypt Police," The Cairo Post, March 20, 2015.
"UPDATE: Ministry of Health confirms 2 civilians' death in High Court explosions," Daily News Egypt, March 2, 2015.