Incident Summary:

12/09/2016: A roadside bomb detonated targeting a police vehicle in Kafr el-Sheikh, Egypt. A civilian was killed and three police officers were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201612090002

When:
2016-12-09

Country:
Egypt

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kafr el-Sheikh

City:
Kafr el-Sheikh

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 Vehicle
Nationality of Target Egypt
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian
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 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"BREAKING: Second bomb attack today rocks Egypt - multiple casualties feared," Daily Star Online, December 9, 2016."
"Bomb attacks kill 7 in Egypt, new militant group emerging," Deutsche Welle, December 9, 2016."
"Egypt security forces hit by two bombings in a single day," Reuters Africa, December 9, 2016."