Incident Summary:

08/24/2015: An explosive device detonated targeting a bus carrying police officers in Rashid township, Beheira governorate, Egypt. At least three police officers were killed and 33 others were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, a source attributed the attack to the Islamic State in Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Egyptian National Police (ENP)
Specific Description Bus of Officers
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb was 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 attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State in Egypt No
Muslim Brotherhood No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 5
Number of Captured Perpetrators 5
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 33 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 33
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Dozens of casualties in attack on police bus in Egypt," Al Jazeera, August 24, 2015.
"Bomb kills 3 Egyptian policemen, wounds 33," The Nation Pakistan, August 25, 2015.
"Bomb kills 3 Egyptian policemen, wounds 33," The Gulf Today, August 24, 2015.