Incident Summary:

11/18/2017: An explosive device detonated targeting a vehicle carrying Major General Muhammad al-Husayni, a Central Security Forces commander, and two other officers on Al Khazzan street in Arish, North Sinai, Egypt. Husayni was unharmed and there were no other reported casualties. The Sinai Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Sinai


Location Details:
The incident occurred on Al Khazzan street.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Major General Muhammad al-Husayni
Specific Description Vehicle of Officer: Major General Muhammad al-Husayni
Nationality of Target Egypt
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Land Mine
Weapon Details
A roadside landmine 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
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 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Roundup on Security Situation in Sinai 17-19 November 2017," Summary, November 17, 2017."
"Terrorism: Roundup of Official ISIS Messages for 19 November," Summary, November 19, 2017."
"Head of Arish Central Security Forces survives assassination attempt," Egypt Independent, November 19, 2017."