Incident Summary:

09/15/2019: Security forces intercepted assailants attempting to attack police and army checkpoints in Gilbana, North Sinai, Egypt. An unknown number of assailants were killed or injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Sinai


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Egyptian Armed Forces
Specific Description Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Egypt
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 No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
Automatic firearms and pistols 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Egypt's police forces kill group of militants in North Sinai," Daily News Egypt, September 15, 2019.
"Egypt reportedly foils terrorist attack in North Sinai," BBC Monitoring, September 15, 2019.
"Egypt forces kill group of terrorists in North Sinai, four policemen wounded: Ministry," Al Ahram, September 15, 2019.