List of massacres in Egypt

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The following is a list of massacres that have occurred in Egypt (numbers may be approximate):

Name Date Location Deaths Notes
Damanhur massacre[1] May 10, 1799 Cairo 1,500[2] The city rebelled against the French, when the French led by General Lanusse recaptured, most of the city inhabitants and rebels were killed and the place was torched.
Mamluke massacre March 1,


Cairo 470 Heads sent to Istanbul; part of Muhammad Ali's seizure of power
Cairo Massacre October 5, 1945 Cairo 10 350 injured
Ras Burqa massacre October 5, 1985 Ras Burqa 8 An Egyptian soldier opened fire on Israeli vacationers, killing 3 adults and 4 children, as well as another Egyptian soldier.
Luxor massacre November 17, 1997 Luxor 64
Kosheh Massacres January 2, 2000 Kosheh 21 Over 40 injured; Muslim mob attacked Coptic Christians.
2004 Sinai bombings October 7, 2004 Sinai Peninsula 34 171 injured; Palestinian terrorist group killed 18 Egyptians, 12 Israelis, 2 Italians, 1 Russian, and 1 American.
2005 Sharm el-Sheikh attacks July 23, 2005 Sharm el-Sheikh 64–88 ~150 injured; multiple bombs targeting hotels and bazaar in the resort city on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula.
Nag Hammadi massacre January 7, 2010 Nag Hammadi 11 11 injured; Muslim gunmen opened fire on Coptic Christians as they were leaving church.
August 2013 Rabaa Massacre August 14, 2013 al-Nahda Square and Rabaa al-Adawiya Square, Cairo, Egypt 1000+ 1000+ killed; police and military opened fire on demonstrators opposing the military's ouster of Mohammad Morsi, the first elected president of Egypt who was removed from power following the 2013 Egyptian coup d'état. In addition to thousands of protester casualties, 8 police officers were killed.[3][4]
Wahat convoy incident massacre[5] September 12, 2015 Egyptian West Desert 12[6] Egyptian security forces killed 12 people (8 Mexican tourists and 4 Egyptian guides) and injured 10 more (6 Mexican tourists and 4 Egyptian guides) after firing upon a tourist caravan they had mistaken for a terrorist group.


  1. ^ A Military History of Modern Egypt: From the Ottoman Conquest to the Ramadan War, Andrew James McGregor, page 45
  2. ^ Warfare and Armed Conflict, Micheal Clodfelter, page 114, 2002
  3. ^ "Egypt: Rab'a Killings Likely Crimes against Humanity". 12 August 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  4. ^ "All According to Plan - The Rab'a Massacre and Mass Killings of Protesters in Egypt". 12 August 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Egyptian Security Forces Kill Tourists After Mistaking Them for Terrorists". CNN International Edition. September 15, 2015. Retrieved September 19, 2015.
  6. ^ "8 Mexican Tourists, Mistaken for Terrorists, Killed in Egypt". CNN International Edition. September 15, 2015. Retrieved September 19, 2015.