Incident Summary:

03/10/2015: A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle detonated at a police base in Arish city, North Sinai governorate, Egypt. In addition to the bomber, one civilian was killed and 33 others, including 30 police officers, were injured in the blast. The Sinai Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201503100005

When:
2015-03-10

Country:
Egypt

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

North Sinai

City:
Arish

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 Base
Nationality of Target Egypt
Additional Information
Hostages 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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
A water tanker filled with explosives was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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
Sinai Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 33 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 33
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Bombs kill civilian, officer in Egypt's Sinai," Agence France Presse -- English, March 10, 2015."
"Suicide car bomb kills 2, wounds 33 in Egypt's Sinai," Xinhua News Agency, March 10, 2015."
"Blasts hit police, army in Egypt's Sinai; 2 dead, 46 hurt," The Associated Press, March 10, 2015."