Incident Summary:

06/25/2019: Assailants, including a suicide bomber, opened fire on a police checkpoint in Masaeed, North Sinai, Egypt. This was one of three coordinated attacks in North Sinai on this date. At least eleven people, including four assailants and seven police officers, were killed and another eight police officers were injured across the attacks. The Sinai Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Sinai


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
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Explosives Grenade
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Explosives-laden belts, grenades, and machine guns were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers represent a division of the total number of those killed and wounded across incidents 201906250003, 201906250004, and 201906250005.
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 4 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Egypt: Two Nights Of Terror Cap Week Of Violence In Arish," Mada Masr, June 27, 2019.
"Interior Ministry: 7 security personnel, 4 terrorists killed in North Sinai attack," Egypt Independent, June 26, 2019.
"Egypt raises death toll to 7 in Sinai attack claimed by IS," ABC News, June 26, 2019.