Incident Summary:

08/08/2015: Assailants opened fire on a police vehicle transporting prisoners on Cairo-Faiyum road in Faiyum governorate, Egypt. A police officer was killed and three others were injured in the attack. The Revolutionary Punishment Movement claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred along the Cairo-Faiyum road.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Central Security Forces (CSF)
Specific Description Prisoner Transport Vehicle
Nationality of Target Egypt
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Revolutionary Punishment Movement Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Islamist leader dies in Egypt prison; authorities cite natural causes, followers allege abuse," The Canadian Press, August 9, 2015.
"Egyptian official: Militants kill 1 police and wound 3," Ynet News, August 8, 2015.
"Policeman killed, 3 others injured in militant attack in Egypt," Economic Times, August 8, 2015.