Incident Summary:

11/22/2014: An explosive device detonated as it was being planted on a railway track in Al-Wasta town, Beni Suef governorate, Egypt. At least one assailant was killed in the blast. Following the explosion, three additional devices were discovered and defused along the tracks. No group claimed responsibility; however, officials attributed the attack to the Muslim Brotherhood.

GTD ID:
201411220033

When:
2014-11-22

Country:
Egypt

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Beni Suef

City:
Wasta

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Railway Track
Nationality of Target Egypt
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive 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
Muslim Brotherhood No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Bombs uncovered on Egypt railway tracks," Al Jazeera, November 23, 2014.
"Bomb blast near Egypt train station: ministry," Agence France Presse -- English, November 22, 2014.
"Officials: Man blown up trying to lay explosives on Egyptian railway," UPI, November 23, 2014.