Incident Summary:

02/11/2017: Assailants abducted Hamed Saleh Hamed, a civilian, in Arish, North Sinai, Egypt. The whereabouts of Hamed are unknown, and his father was killed in an attempt to stop the abduction. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Sinai Province of the Islamic State.

GTD ID:
201702110019

When:
2017-02-11

Country:
Egypt

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

North Sinai

City:
Arish

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Al Saha Al Shaabeya neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian: Hamed Saleh Hamed
Nationality of Target Egypt
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
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
Sinai Province of the Islamic State No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Coptic veterinary doctor assassinated by anonymous militants inside Al-Arish," MENA English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), February 14, 2017."
"Elderly man killed after trying to stop son’s kidnapping in Al-Arish   ," AfricaNewsDesk.com, February 12, 2017."