Incident Summary:

09/26/2015: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated near an Egyptian National Police (ENP) station in Arish city, North Sinai governorate, Egypt. At least two officers were killed and 16 others were wounded in the blast. The Sinai Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201509260003

When:
2015-09-26

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 Egyptian National Police (ENP)
Specific Description Police Station
Nationality of Target Egypt
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
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 2 Fatalities / 16 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 16
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Sinai bombing kills two Egypt police," Agence France-Presse Top News (English), t, September 26, 2015."
"Bombing Kills Two Policemen in Egypt's Sinai, ISIL Affiliate Claims Responsibility," The Cairo Post, September 26, 2015."