Incident Summary:

10/28/2015: An explosive device planted in the vehicle of Sheikh Suleiman Kabylie detonated in Ajdabiya town, Wahat district, Libya. Kabylie, an imam at the Tawhid mosque, was killed in the blast. The Barqa Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201510280001

When:
2015-10-28

Country:
Libya

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Wahat

City:
Ajdabiya

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Tawhid Mosque
Specific Description Vehicle of Imam: Sheikh Suleiman Kabylie
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 Vehicle
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 Claimed Responsibility
Barqa Province of the Islamic State 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 / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Libya security digest Arab Media October 30, 2015," Libya Digest, October 30, 2015.