Incident Summary:

01/21/2016: Two suicide bombers detonated at an apartment in Al-Haram district, Giza governorate, Egypt. In addition to the two assailants, at least ten people, including police and civilians were killed and 13 others were injured in the blast. The Sinai Province of the Islamic State and the Revolutionary Punishment each separately claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources also attributed the attack to the Muslim Brotherhood.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred near the Giza pyramids in the Al-Haram area.

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
Nationality of Target Egypt
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
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Explosives Time Fuse
Weapon Details
A timed explosives-laden house was used in the attack.
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 majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Muslim Brotherhood No
Revolutionary Punishment Movement Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
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 12 Fatalities / 13 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 12
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 13
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Bomb blast kills six in Cairo, including 3 police officers," Jerusalem Post, January 21, 2016.
"National Security Apparatus officer dies of injuries from Giza blast," MENAFN, January 24, 2016.
"Isis in Egypt: Daesh claims it caused bomb blast near pyramids as death-toll climbs to nine," International Business Times UK, January 22, 2016.