Incident Summary:

08/23/2015: Assailants attacked a Tunisian customs patrol in Bou Chebka town, Kasserine governorate, Tunisia. One customs guard was killed and three were injured in the attack. The Okba Ibn Nafaa Brigade claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Bou Chebka

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Tunisian Border Guard
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target Tunisia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Okba Ibn Nafaa 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 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Tunisian border guard killed in terror attack," The Gulf Today, August 25, 2015.
"Tunisian guard killed in attack on border with Algeria," Xinhua General News Service, August 24, 2015.
"UPDATE 1-Militants attack Tunisian customs officers near Algerian border, one killed," Reuters Africa, August 24, 2015.