Incident Summary:

12/25/2019: Assailants raided a civilian residence in Qabr Umayr, North Sinai, Egypt. Three civilians were shot and injured, and one civilian was abducted in the attack. The hostage was killed sometime on or before January 15, 2020. The Sinai Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident and accused the victim of collaborating with security forces




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Sinai

Qabr Umayr

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
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 Residence
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 Automatic Weapon
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 The victims included civilian Suleiman Mutawa.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Sinai Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Province of Sinai storms army checkpoint in Sheikh Zuwayed, forcing military retreat," Mada Masr, February 13, 2020.