Incident Summary:

02/21/2016: An explosive device detonated near an Egyptian National Police (ENP) patrol in Arish, North Sinai governorate, Egypt. At least two civilians were killed and 10 other people, including four police officers, were injured in the blast. The Sinai Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201602210054

When:
2016-02-21

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 Patrol
Nationality of Target Egypt
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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 Unknown Explosive Type
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 The victims included Khaled Mostafa and Omar Abdel Aziz. 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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Civilian killed after roadside bomb goes off in Arish," Cairo Post, February 22, 2016."
"Civilian Death Toll From Al 'Arish Roadside Bomb Rises to Two," The Cairo Post, February 22, 2016."
"'Sinai Province' claims responsibility for bomb attack in North Sinai," MENAFN, February 23, 2016."