GTD ID:
198001270006

When:
1980-01-27

Country:
Tunisia

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Gafsa

City:
Gafsa

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Army
Specific Description police barraks
Nationality of Target Tunisia
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages Unknown
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Weapon Details
Automatic firearm; Rifle; Grenades
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Tunisian Armed Resistance Lybian-backed Tunisia Emigre Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 200
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 41 Fatalities / 100 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 41
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 100
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources