Incident Summary:

11/09/2017: Assailants opened fire on an Egyptian Army convoy near Nakhl, North Sinai, Egypt. At least ten people, including eight civilian drivers and two soldiers, were killed and seven trucks were set on fire in the attack. The Sinai Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Sinai

Near Nakhl

Location Details:
The incident occurred near the Egyptian Army Cement Factory.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Egyptian Army
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target Egypt
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Coal Convoy
Nationality of Target Egypt
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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 The victims included Lieutenant Colonel Ibrahim Hussein Mohammed. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Sinai Province of the Islamic State 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 10 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Egypt's IS affiliate kills 10 people in Sinai convoy attack," Associated Press International, November 10, 2017."
"Al-Qaeda-affiliated group Jund al-Islam vows to eliminate IS in Sinai," Egypt Independent, November 12, 2017."
"Nine killed in Egypt attack," The News International, November 11, 2017."