Incident Summary:

03/05/2016: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated targeting Egyptian police officers on Syria Street in Muhandisin neighborhood, Giza, Egypt. There were no reported casualties in the blast. The Islamic State in Egypt claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201603050028

When:
2016-03-05

Country:
Egypt

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Giza

City:
Giza

Location Details:
The incident occurred on Syria Street in the Muhandisin neighborhood

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 Residence of Police 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/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
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
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 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
"Blast near Oman embassy in Cairo," Times of Oman, March 6, 2016.
"Bomb targets officers in Giza, no casualties reported," MENAFN, March 6, 2016.
"ISIL and Related Activities: Situation Report 0600 GMT 7 March 2016," OSC Situation Report, March 7, 2016.