Incident Summary:

01/17/2016: An explosive device detonated at a traffic checkpoint on Ring Road in Giza city, Giza governorate, Egypt. There were no reported casualties in the attack. The Islamic State in Egypt claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201601170036

When:
2016-01-17

Country:
Egypt

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Giza

City:
Giza

Location Details:
The incident occurred on Ring Road.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Egyptian Traffic Police
Specific Description Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Egypt
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State in Egypt Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
Sources
"IED explodes on Ring Road above Giza," Egypt Independent, January 18, 2016.
"IED explodes near checkpoint on Ring Road," Masress.com, January 18, 2016.
"Blast explodes on Giza's ring road, no victims reported," Masress.com, January 18, 2016.