Incident Summary:

10/30/2013: A suicide bomber attempted to attack the tomb of Habib Bourguiba, the former president of Tunisia, in Monastir city, Monastir governorate, Tunisia. Police officials apprehended the assailant before he could detonate his explosives. There were no reported casualties. This was one of two similar incidents that occurred in Tunisia on the same day. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, Tunisian authorities arrested five Ansar al-Sharia members in connection with the attacks.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Tomb of Former President: Habib Bourguiba
Nationality of Target Tunisia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
A suicide bomber was detained before he could detonate in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"'Suicide blast' in Tunisian resort," BBC, October 30, 2013.
"Suicide attacks terrorise Tunisians," Magharebia, November 1, 2013.
"Tunisia tightens security after suicide bombings," The Gulf Today, November 1, 2013.