Insurgency in Egypt (2013–present)
|Insurgency in Egypt (2013–present)|
|Part of the Arab Winter, the aftermath of the Egyptian crisis and terrorism in Egypt|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Casualties and losses|
|Total: 570+ killed|
|Part of a series on the|
In July 2013, at the same time as mass protests began against the 3 July coup d'état which deposed Mohamed Morsi, and in parallel with the escalation of the already ongoing jihadist insurgency in the Sinai peninsula, pro-Muslim Brotherhood militants started violent attacks against policemen and soldiers in Central and Western Egypt. In the following months, new Islamist armed groups were created to reinstate Islamist rule in Egypt, like Soldiers of Egypt and the Popular Resistance Movement. Since 2013, violence in mainland Egypt has escalated and developed into a low-level Islamist insurgency against the Egyptian government.
Some of the main attacks and arrests are described by year:
- On 23 July, an explosive device killed 1 and injured 19 at a police station in Mansoura.
- On 5 October, gunmen shot dead six soldiers near the Suez Canal city of Ismailiya.
- On 28 October, assailants killed three policemen who were posted near the University of Mansura in Egypt's Nile Delta region.
- From 23 to 26 January, a bombing wave occurs with 13 victims.
- On 15 March, 6 soldiers were killed by bombs at a checkpoint.
- On 19 March, senior official were as well as two members of Ansar Beit al-Maqdis
- On 19 July, the July 2014 Al-Wadi Al-Gedid attack killed 25 people.
- On 5 August, seven people were killed.
- On 14 September, 7 high-profile militants were killed by security forces in Suez area.
- On 6 March, three policemen were killed in Mahalla.
- On 15 April, three military cadets were killed in a bomb attack.
- On 24 April, four Muslim brotherhood members were killed by their explosives.
- On 9 May, four dead in an exchange of fire between police and members of Muslim brotherhood.
- On 29 June, a top prosecutor was killed by explosives in his car.
- On 1 July, 9 militants were killed by police in Giza.
- On 11 July 2015, a car bomb exploded outside the Italian consulate in the Egyptian capital Cairo resulting in at least one death and four people injured, responsibility was claimed by ISIS.
- On 17 July, 6 persons were killed during clashes in Cairo.
- On 6 August, 5 Muslim brotherhood members were shot dead in Fayoum province.
- On 24 August, a bus bombing kills 3 policemen and wounds 33 others.
- On 21 September, police kills 10 militants in Bahariya Oasis and following a mistake attack of 12 people including Mexican tourists.
- On 25 September, 9 militants were killed following the bombing of the Italian consulate in Cairo.
- On 21 January, 9 people including six policeman, and ten others were wounded in Giza when, after raiding an Islamic State hideout, a bomb detonated.
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- "Three officers killed in Daqahleya".
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- "Two army officers, teenager killed in violence in Egypt".
- "Four killed in Egypt's North Coast during 'terror attack' were not militants".
- "7 high profile militants killed in Suez security raid".
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- "Third military cadet dies after last week's Kafr El-Sheikh attack".
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- "Egyptian army kills 10 militants in Bahariya Oasis".
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