Incident Summary:

01/27/2016: A roadside bomb detonated targeting a military vehicle in El-Arish city, North Sinai governorate, Egypt. At least four soldiers were killed and 12 others were injured in the blast. The Sinai Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201601270002

When:
2016-01-27

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: Military
Name of Entity Egyptian Armed Forces
Specific Description Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
Nationality of Target Egypt
Additional Information
Hostages 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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
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 4 Fatalities / 12 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 12
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Bomb blast kills five Egyptian soldiers in Sinai," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, January 27, 2016."
"2 Egyptian officers killed in Sinai Peninsula," Ma'an News Agency, January 31, 2016."
"IS claims deadly attack on Egyptian soldiers in Sinai," Agence France-Presse Top News (English), t, January 28, 2016."