Incident Summary:

04/13/2015: Explosive devices detonated at an electricity pylon in Sixth of October city, Giza governorate, Egypt. No casualties were reported. This was one of two related attacks on electricity pylons in the same area on this day. Both the Revolutionary Punishment Movement and Ajnad Misr claimed responsibility for the incidents.

GTD ID:
201504130019

When:
2015-04-13

Country:
Egypt

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Giza

City:
Sixth of October

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Power Pylon
Nationality of Target Egypt
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ajnad Misr Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Revolutionary Punishment Movement 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
Sources
"Nile Sat Channels Resume Broadcast Hours After Explosion At Electricity Tower," The Cairo Post, April 14, 2015.
"Social media frenzy after Media Production City explosion," Al-Araby al-Jadeed, April 15, 2015.
"Third electricity pylon bomb in Egypt's 6 October," Ahram Online, April 14, 2015.