Incident Summary:

10/27/2017: An explosive device planted in the vehicle of Tawfiq Abu Naim, a Hamas security chief, detonated outside of a mosque in central Gaza, Gaza Strip, West Bank and Gaza Strip. There were an unknown number of injuries as a result of the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Sinai Province of the Islamic State.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Gaza Strip


Location Details:
The incident occurred in central Gaza.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target West Bank and Gaza Strip
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Specific Description Vehicle of Security Chief: Tawfiq Abu Naim
Nationality of Target West Bank and Gaza Strip
Additional Information
Hostages 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
Sinai Province of the Islamic State No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
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"Hamas' Gaza security chief injured in car bomb blast," UPI, October 27, 2017."
"Senior Hamas official wounded in Gaza car explosion; Senior Hamas official wounded in Gaza car explosion," The Canadian Press, October 27, 2017."