Incident Summary:

10/16/2015: Assailants fired mortar shells at a protest in Benghazi city, Benghazi district, Libya. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Muslim Fundamentalists.

GTD ID:
201510160001

When:
2015-10-16

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: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Protest
Nationality of Target Libya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Rockets and mortars 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 attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Muslim extremists 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
"Key Hurdle to Libya Peace May Be Battle for Benghazi," The New York Times, October 23, 2015.
"Libya security digest Arab Media October 20, 2015," Libya Digest, October 20, 2015.
"Shelling kills five protesters, wounds 30 in Libya Benghazi," Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), October 23, 2015.