Incident Summary:

10/23/2013: Assailants attacked Tunisian National Guards in Sidi Ali Bin Aoun town, Sidi Bou Zid governorate, Tunisia. At least eight soldiers were killed in the incident. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Okba Ibn Nafaa Brigade. Authorities also suspected that the incident was carried out by Ansar al-Sharia (Tunisia).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Sidi Bou Zid

Sidi Ali Bin Aoun

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Tunisian National Guard
Specific Description Security Forces
Nationality of Target Tunisia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty number for this incident conflict across sources. Following GT, protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ansar al-Sharia (Tunisia) (suspected) No
Okba Ibn Nafaa Brigade No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
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
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