Incident Summary:

10/31/2015: An explosive device detonated on a Kogalymavia passenger flight traveling from Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt to Saint Petersburg, Russia. The plane crashed in North Sinai, Egypt, killing all 224 people on board. The Sinai Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Sinai


Location Details:
The flight was traveling from Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt to Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity Kogalymavia
Specific Description Plane
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden soda can 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
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 224 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 224
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
"Could a bomb in a soda can really bring down a plane?," Al Jazeera - English, November 19, 2015."
"Russian plane crash: U.S. officials say ISIS bomb may have brought down jet," CNN Wire, November 5, 2015."
"Bomb possibly in checked luggage of downed Russian plane," UPI, November 6, 2015."