Incident Summary:

10/23/2015: An explosive device detonated as it was being defused outside of Le Meridien Hotel at the Rimaya intersection in Cairo city, Cairo governorate, Egypt. At least four people, including two police officers and two hotel guards, were injured in the blast. The Islamic State in Egypt claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201510230006

When:
2015-10-23

Country:
Egypt

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Cairo

City:
Cairo

Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Rimaya intersection.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Le Meridien Hotel
Specific Description Hotel
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/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive 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
Islamic State in Egypt 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 / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Sinai bomb kills three Egypt policemen," Deccan Chronicle, October 25, 2015.
"Four injured trying to defuse bomb near luxury Cairo hotel," Middle East Eye, October 23, 2015.
"4 hurt in blast near Cairo pyramids," Bangladesh Daily Star, October 23, 2015.