Incident Summary:

08/10/2014: An explosive device detonated at a police station in Benghazi city, Benghazi district, Libya. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to Libya Shield Force and Ansar al-Sharia (Libya).

GTD ID:
201408100004

When:
2014-08-10

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 Police Station
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
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
"SOCAFRICA: Libya Incident Tracker: 09 – 15 August 2014," SOCAFRICA, August 9, 2014.