Incident Summary:

01/07/2016: Assailants opened fire on a bus carrying Israeli tourists outside of the Three Pyramids Hotel in Giza city, Giza governorate, Egypt. There were no reported casualties. The Islamic State in Egypt claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Tourists
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Tourist Bus
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Other Gun Type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Light arms and a homemade pellet gun were 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most reliable estimates are reported here.
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 15
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
"Gunmen kill Egyptian police officers in Giza attack," Al Jazeera, January 9, 2016.
"Gunmen fire at Israeli tourists in Cairo, no casualties: security sources," Reuters, January 7, 2016.
"Gunmen fire at tourist coach in Cairo," BBC, January 7, 2016.