Incident Summary:

05/19/2014: Assailants opened fire on police officers in Minya governorate, Egypt. Two police officers were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201405190033

When:
2014-05-19

Country:
Egypt

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Minya

City:
Unknown

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Egyptian National Police (ENP)
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target Egypt
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
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
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 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
Sources
"3 Egyptian policemen killed by gunmen in Cairo attack," Xinhua General News Service, May 20, 2014."
"2 undercover policemen shot dead in Minya," Daily Star Egypt, May 19, 2014."