Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya (The Islamic Group, IG) Attacks
from 1990-1996

Date:
Feb 4, 1993
Organization: 
Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya (The Islamic Group, IG)
Attack Type: 
Bombing
 

Target Type:
Bus
 
Location:
Cairo, Egypt
 
Casualties:
Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Number of Terrorists Involved: 0
 
Basic Info: A molotov cocktail bomb was lobbed at a tour bus as South Korean passengers waited to embark at a hotel outside Cairo. The Islamic extremist terrorist group Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya claimed responsibility for the attack.




Date:
Apr 20, 1993
Organization: 
Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya (The Islamic Group, IG)
Attack Type: 
Shooting
 

Target Type:
Convoy
 
Location:
Cairo, Egypt
 
Casualties:
Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Number of Terrorists Involved: 2
 
Basic Info: Terrorists attempted to assassinate Egyptian Information Minister Safw Cairo, firing shots at his motorcade. The Minister was slightly injured and his bodyguard was seriously wounded. Al-Gam'a Al-Islamiyya claimed responsibility for the attack.




Date:
Feb 19, 1994
Organization: 
Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya (The Islamic Group, IG)
Attack Type: 
Shooting
 

Target Type:
Train
 
Location:
Asyut, Egypt
 
Casualties:
Killed: 0
Injured: 4
Number of Terrorists Involved: 0
 
Basic Info: Unknown assailants fired upon a passenger train and wounded a Polish woman, a Thai woman and two Egyptian citizens in Asyut. The Al-Gama'at al-Islamiya (IG) claimed responsibility for the attack.




Date:
Feb 23, 1994
Organization: 
Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya (The Islamic Group, IG)
Attack Type: 
Bombing
 

Target Type:
Train
 
Location:
Asyut, Egypt
 
Casualties:
Killed: 0
Injured: 11
Number of Terrorists Involved: 0
 
Basic Info: A bomb explosion aboard a passenger train in Asyet injured six foreign tourists - two New Zealanders, two Germans, two Australians and five Egyptian citizens. The Al-Gama'at al-Islamiya (IG) claimed responsibility for the attack.




Date:
Mar 4, 1994
Organization: 
Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya (The Islamic Group, IG)
Attack Type: 
Shooting
 

Target Type:
Ship
 
Location:
Sohag Governorate, Egypt
 
Casualties:
Killed: 0
Injured: 1
Number of Terrorists Involved: 0
 
Basic Info: Unknown gunmen opened fire at a Nile cruise ship and wounded a German tourist near the Sohag Governorate. The Al-Gama'at al-Islamiya (IG) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Date:
Sep 27, 1994
Organization: 
Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya (The Islamic Group, IG)
Attack Type: 
Shooting
 

Target Type:
Tourist
 
Location:
Hurghada, Egypt
 
Casualties:
Killed: 3
Injured: 2
Number of Terrorists Involved: 1
 
Basic Info: Three persons were killed and two were wounded when an assailant fired on a downtown tourist area in Hurghada. Two Egyptians and one German were killed in the attack. The Islamic Group claimed responsibility.




Date:
Jan 12, 1995
Organization: 
Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya (The Islamic Group, IG)
Attack Type: 
Shooting
 

Target Type:
Train
 
Location:
, Egypt
 
Casualties:
Killed: 0
Injured: 6
Number of Terrorists Involved: 0
 
Basic Info: Suspected members of Al-Gamawat Al-Iskamiyya opened fire on a passenger train. Six passengers including two Argentinian tourists were injured.




Date:
Jun 26, 1995
Organization: 
Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya (The Islamic Group, IG)
Attack Type: 
Shooting
 

Target Type:
Government Personnel
 
Location:
Addis Ababa, Egypt
 
Casualties:
Killed: 4
Injured: 1
Number of Terrorists Involved: 0
 
Basic Info: Al-Gama't Al-Islamiyya claimed responsibility for a failed assassination against Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in Addis Ababa. As his motorcade headed from the airport to a meeting of the Organization of Africa Unity, two vehicles tried to block the road, and several gunmen fired at his armored limousine. President Mubarak was not injured. Two Ethiopoan military guards died and one was wonded in the exchange of gunfire. Two terrorists were killed and two others captured. The Palestinian Ambassador to Ethiopia also was injured.




Date:
Oct 20, 1995
Organization: 
Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya (The Islamic Group, IG)
Attack Type: 
Car Bomb
 

Target Type:
Police Facility/Personnel
 
Location:
Rijeka, Croatia
 
Casualties:
Killed: 0
Injured: 29
Number of Terrorists Involved: 0
 
Basic Info: A car bomb detonated outside the local police headquarters building in Rijeka, killing the driver and injuring 29 bystanders. The Egyptian al-Gama'at al-Islamiyya claimed responsibility, warning that the attacks would continue unless autorities released an imprisoned Gama'at militant, Tala'at Fuad Kassem, who had been arrested in September 1995.




Date:
Nov 8, 1995
Organization: 
Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya (The Islamic Group, IG)
Attack Type: 
Shooting
 

Target Type:
Train
 
Location:
Aswan, Egypt
 
Casualties:
Killed: 0
Injured: 3
Number of Terrorists Involved: 0
 
Basic Info: Islamic extremists opened fire on a train enroute to Cairo from Aswan, injuring a Dutchman, aFrench woman, and Egyptian. Al-Gama'at Al-Islamiyya (IG) claimed responsibility for the attack.




Date:
Nov 19, 1995
Organization: 
Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya (The Islamic Group, IG)
Attack Type: 
Suicide Bomb
 

Target Type:
Diplomat
 
Location:
Islamabad, Pakistan
 
Casualties:
Killed: 16
Injured: 60
Number of Terrorists Involved: 1
 
Basic Info: A suicide bomber drove a vehicle into the Egyptian embassy compound in Islamabad, killing at least 16 persons and injuring some 60 others. The bomb destroyed the entire compound and caused damage and injuries within an half-mile radius. The Japanese and Indonesian embassies, the Canadian High Commission, the UK housing compound, and Grindlays Bank were among the damaged buildings. Al-Gama'at al-Islamiyya (Islamic Group or IG), Jihad Group, and the International Justice Group all claimed responsibility for the bombing.




Date:
Apr 28, 1996
Organization: 
Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya (The Islamic Group, IG)
Attack Type: 
Shooting
 

Target Type:
Tourist
 
Location:
Cairo, Egypt
 
Casualties:
Killed: 18
Injured: 14
Number of Terrorists Involved: 4
 
Basic Info: Four al-Gama'at al-Islamiyya (IG) militants opened fire on a group of Greek tourists in front of the Europa Hotel in Cairo, killing 18 Greeks and injuring 12 Greeks and two Egyptians. The IG claimed they intended to attack a group of Israeli tourists they believed were staying at the hotel, as revenge for Israel actions in Lebanon.