Incident Summary:

11/13/2013: A suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest attempted to attack the Habib Bourguiba mausoleum in Monastir city, Monastir governorate, Tunisia. The assailant was subdued by security personnel before he could detonate the device, and no casualties were reported. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, authorities attributed it to Ansar Al-Sharia (Tunisia).

GTD ID:
201311130076

When:
2013-11-13

Country:
Tunisia

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Monastir

City:
Monastir

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Mausoleum of 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 backpack filled with TNT was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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
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
Sources
"Tunisia arrests suspects after failed suicide attacks," Muslim News, November 14, 2013.