Incident Summary:

11/17/2015: Assailants stormed the Libyan foreign ministry building and attacked Hassan Elsaghir in Beida city, Jabal Al Akhdar district, Libya. Elsaghir, the Deputy Foreign Minister was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Jabal Al Akhdar


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Specific Description Deputy Foreign Minister: Hassan Elsaghir
Nationality of Target Libya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Hands, Feet, Fists
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here. There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. A source suspected that the attack may have been carried out by disgruntled employees.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Libya: Deputy foreign minister attacked by unidentified men," The North Africa Post, November 19, 2015.
"Libyan interim government's deputy foreign minister attacked in his office," Libya Herald, November 18, 2015.
"Libya Daily Digest November 19, 2015," Libya Digest, November 19, 2015.