Incident Summary:

02/15/2019: Assailants threw three explosive devices at a security checkpoint near Al-Istiqama Mosque in Bani Majdul, Giza, Egypt. One of the devices detonated while it was being defused. Three people, including police officers and civilians, were injured in the blast. The other devices were defused successfully. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Muslim Brotherhood.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Bani Majdul

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Egyptian National Police (ENP)
Specific Description Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Egypt
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Egypt
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Three thrown homemade explosive devices were 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Muslim Brotherhood No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Egypt thwarts bomb attack on Cairo security forces - ministry," Jerusalem Post, February 15, 2019.
"Egypt: Suicide blast in Cairo tourist area kills three policemen," Al Jazeera Online, February 19, 2019.
"Egypt's security authorities dismantle three explosives in Giza," Egypt Independent, February 16, 2019.