Incident Summary:

08/29/2015: An explosive device detonated targeting the vehicle of General Nasser Al-Abd in Itsa city, Faiyum governorate, Egypt. Al-Abd, the Faiyum security director, was not harmed in the blast. The Revolutionary Punishment Movement claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that Al-Abd was responsible for killing members of the group.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Egyptian Armed Forces
Specific Description Car of Security Director of Faiyum: General Nasser Al-Abd
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
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A homemade explosive device 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
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
"Interior ministry denies attempt on Fayoum security director's life," Daily News Egypt, August 31, 2015.
"Revision: Al Fayyum Security Head Says Not Target of IED Blast; Revolutionary Punishment Claims Responsibility," OSC Summary, August 29, 2015.
"Egyptian interior ministry denies attack in Fayyoum,", August 30, 2015.