Incident Summary:

03/27/2015: Assailants opened fire and threw incendiary devices at a Coptic Christian Church that was under construction in Hur village, Minya governorate, Egypt. At least seven people were injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Muslim Brotherhood.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Coptic Christian Church
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Firearms and Molotov cocktails were used in the attack.
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
Muslim Brotherhood No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Isis: Egyptian Coptic church commemorating beheading victims in Libya attacked," International Business Times UK, March 30, 2015.
"Egypt Anti-Christian Violence: Church Commemorating ISIS Coptic Victims Attacked," International Business Times, March 30, 2015.
"Muslims attack Christian neighbors in Egyptian village," One News Now, March 31, 2015.