Incident Summary:

08/01/2014: An explosive device detonated in a police building in Benghazi city, Benghazi district, Libya. There were no reports of casualties in the attack, but the building was destroyed. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Ansar al-Sharia (Libya), Libya Shield Forces and the Rafallah al-Sahati Brigade.

GTD ID:
201408010002

When:
2014-08-01

Country:
Libya

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Benghazi

City:
Benghazi

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Libyan National Police (LNP)
Specific Description Building
Nationality of Target Libya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Ansar al-Sharia (Libya) Ansar al-Sharia in Benghazi No
Libya Shield Force No
Rafallah al-Sahati Brigade No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
"Explosion flattens police HQ in Benghazi," The Gulf Today, August 2, 2014.
"Blast flattens police building eastern Libyan city," Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 1, 2014.
"SOCAFRICA: Libya Incident Tracker: 01-08 August 2014," SOCAFRICA, August 1, 2014.