Incident Summary:

07/26/2015: An explosive device detonated targeting a bus carrying police recruits in Arish city, North Sinai governorate, Egypt. Eighteen recruits were injured in the blast. In addition, security forces discovered and defused a second explosive device following the attack. The Sinai Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in response to the government's extension of both the state of emergency and curfew in Arish city.

GTD ID:
201507260018

When:
2015-07-26

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 Central Security Forces (CSF)
Specific Description Bus
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb and another explosive device 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
Sinai Province of the Islamic State 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 / 18 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 18
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Blast hurts 18 troops in Egypt's Sinai," World Bulletin, July 26, 2015."
"18 police recruits injured in Egypt's Sinai bus blast," Xinhua News Agency, July 26, 2015."
"18 soldiers injured in North Sinai bomb blast," Egypt Independent, July 26, 2015."