Incident Summary:

12/12/2016: An explosive device detonated targeting a police vehicle in Muqataah, near Sheikh Zuweid, North Sinai, Egypt. At least four police officers were killed and four officers were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Sinai


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Central Security Forces (CSF)
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target Egypt
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Three conscripts killed, 5 policemen injured in N. Sinai IED blasts," Egypt Independent, December 13, 2016.
"Roadside bomb kills 4 soldiers in Egypt's Sinai," Anadolu Ajansi, December 13, 2016.
"Roundup on Security Situation in Sinai 13 December 2016," Summary, December 14, 2016.