Incident Summary:

03/01/2014: Assailants attacked a group of protestors outside of the General National Congress (GNC) headquarters in Tripoli city, Tripoli district, Libya. Approximately 13 protestors were abducted and a number of tents were burnt during the assault; two of the kidnapped protestors were released on March 2, 2014. The fate of the other hostages is unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, the demonstrators attributed the attack to the Libya Revolutionaries Operations Room (LROR).




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Protesters
Nationality of Target Libya
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 13
US Hostages 0
Outcome Combination
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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
Libya Revolutionaries Operations Room (LROR) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Frustrated With the Pace of Change, Rioters Storm Parliament Building in Libya," The New York Times, March 3, 2014.
"Libya vows to stay on democratic path after parliament attack," Agence France Presse -- English, March 3, 2014.
"Libya: Report on Killing of Frenchman, Demonstration Against Extension of National Congress Term," Al-Hayah Online, March 3, 2014.