Incident Summary:

12/09/2016: Two explosive devices detonated at a police checkpoint on Al-Haram street in Giza, Egypt. Six police officers were killed and six others, including police officers and civilians, were injured in the blasts. The Hasam Movement claimed responsibility for the incident. Sources also suspected that Ajnad Misr may have carried out the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred along Al-Haram street.

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 Checkpoint
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 Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Remote Trigger
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 conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ajnad Misr (suspected) No
Hasam Movement 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 6 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Cairo - Egypt arrests suspected Cairo checkpoint attackers," AFP (North European Service), January 5, 2017."
"Cairo - Bomb in Egypt capital kills six police," AFP (North European Service), December 9, 2016."
"2nd LD: Six Egypt police killed in checkpoint blast in Cairo," Xinhua General News Service, December 9, 2016."