Incident Summary:

11/04/2015: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a police officers' club in Al-Arish city, North Sinai governorate, Egypt. In addition to the bomber, six police officers were killed and 10 others were injured in the blast. The Sinai Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in retaliation for the government's arrest of tribal women in the Sinai Peninsula.

GTD ID:
201511040001

When:
2015-11-04

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 Officers' Club
Nationality of Target Egypt
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 Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Death toll in North Sinai car bomb explosion rises to 6 conscripts," Daily News Egypt, November 5, 2015."
"Three Policemen Killed in a Suicide Attack in Sinai," Latin American Herald Tribune, November 4, 2015."
"Six killed, 10 wounded in Egypt bombing," ARY News.tv, November 4, 2015."