Incident Summary:

07/25/2013: Two gunmen opened fire on the vehicle of Mohamed Brahmi in Tunis city, Ariana governorate, Tunisia. Brahmi, a prominent secular Tunisian politician of the Popular Party, was killed in the attack. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident; however, the Tunisian Prime Minister attributed the attack to Ansar al-Sharia.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Popular Party
Specific Description Member: Mohamed Brahmi
Nationality of Target Tunisia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
A 9-mm semiautomatic firearm of Libyan origin was used in the attack.
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
Ansar al-Sharia (Tunisia) No
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
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 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Video claims responsibility for Tunisia killings," The Associated Press, December 18, 2014.
"Tunisian Prime Minister Proclaims Ansar Al-Sharia a “terrorist group”," The Tunis Times, August 27, 2013.
"Salafist behind Tunisia assassination: minister," Lebanon Daily Star, July 26, 2013.