Incident Summary:

06/02/2014: Assailants attacked a pro-Haftar militia base in Benghazi city, Benghazi district, Libya. At least 21 people were killed and 112 others were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, a Libyan air force commander attributed the attack to Ansar al-Sharia (Libya).




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Haftar Militia
Specific Description Base
Nationality of Target Libya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Ansar al-Sharia (Libya) Ansar al-Sharia in Benghazi No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 21 Fatalities / 112 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 21
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 112
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Libya anti-jihadist commander escapes suicide attack," Agence France Presse -- English, June 4, 2014.
"Violence kills 21 in Benghazi as Miitig takes office," Oman Tribune, June 4, 2014.
"Fierce fighting kills 18 in Libya's Benghazi," The Daily Star Online, June 2, 2014.