Incident Summary:

06/25/2014: Assailants opened fire on a Libyan Army convoy in Benghazi city, Benghazi district, Libya. At least three soldiers were killed and at seven others were injured in the assault. The Rafallah al-Sahati Brigade claimed responsibility for the attack. However, officials attributed the incident to Ansar al-Sharia (Libya).




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Libyan Army
Specific Description Convoy
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
Firearms Unknown Gun 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 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
Rafallah al-Sahati Brigade Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
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"Count under way in Libya vote clouded by deadly attacks," Channel NewsAsia, June 27, 2014.
"3 Libya soldiers killed in clashes with Islamists: hospital," Business Standard India, June 25, 2014.