Incident Summary:

10/08/2014: Assailants fired rockets at a mosque Aziziyah town, Jafara district, Libya. At least five people were killed and seven others were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that the Army of the Tribes was involved.

GTD ID:
201410090034

When:
2014-10-08

Country:
Libya

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jafara

City:
Aziziyah

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Omar Mukhtar neighborhood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Mosque
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Rockets/missile were used in the attack.
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 lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Army of the Tribes (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Zintanis accusing Libya Dawn of attacking bridge connecting Jebel Nafusa to Aziziya," Libya Herald, October 10, 2014.
"Eight Civilians Die in a Rocket Attack on Libyan Mosque," Latin American Herald Tribune, October 10, 2014.