Incident Summary:

11/29/2017: Assailants abducted 'Umar Musa Muhammad Abu-Darb near Al-Birth, North Sinai, Egypt. Abu-Darb was killed and his body was discovered on December 5, 2017. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Sinai Province of the Islamic State and stated that the victim was accused of working with security forces.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Sinai

Near Al-Birth

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 Suspected Informant: 'Umar Musa Muhammad Abu-Darb
Nationality of Target Egypt
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
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 / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Sinai roundup: 4 people killed by armed militants in Rafah, 6 workers die in Arish factory accident," Mada Masr, December 6, 2017."
"Roundup on Security Situation in Sinai 6 December 2017," Summary, December 6, 2017."
"Roundup on Security Situation in Sinai 5 December 2017," Summary, December 6, 2017."