Incident Summary:

11/10/2015: An explosives-laden vehicle targeting a security checkpoint detonated near a military base in Al-Khums city, Murqub district, Libya. Three guards were killed while five others were wounded in the blast. The Tripoli Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. Sources also suspected that the incident may have been carried out by the Misrata Brigades.

GTD ID:
201511100016

When:
2015-11-10

Country:
Libya

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Murqub

City:
Al-Khums

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Armed Forces of Libya
Specific Description Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Libya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Misrata Brigades (suspected) No
Tripoli Province of the Islamic State (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Libya security digest Arab Media November 12, 2015," Libya Digest, November 12, 2015.
"IS al-Bayan Provincial News Recaps for November 12, 2015," SITE Intel Group, November 12, 2015.