Incident Summary:

05/10/2015: Three explosive devices detonated near the residence of Judge Moataz Khafagi in Helwan city, Cairo governorate, Egypt. Khafagi was not harmed, but four civilians were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Muslim Brotherhood.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Egypt
Specific Description Apartment of Judge: Moataz Khafagi
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 Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
Three remote-controlled explosive devices 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
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
Muslim Brotherhood No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Militants set off bombs outside Egypt judge's home, 4 injured in blasts," Straits Times, May 10, 2015.
"Militants set off bombs outside Egypt judge's home: police," Lebanon Daily Star, May 10, 2015.
"Egypt police kill two suspects in judge house attack," Ahram Online, May 18, 2015.