Incident Summary:

11/24/2015: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at an Operation Dawn checkpoint in Msallata town, Murqub district, Libya. in addition to the bomber five people were killed and 14 people were injured in the blast; the victims included Operation Dawn members and civilians. The Tripoli Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



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 Civilians
Nationality of Target Libya
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Operation Dawn
Specific Description Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Libya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. The attack may have been the result of conflict between rival groups. Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tripoli 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 6 Fatalities / 14 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 14
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
" | Libya official: Car bomb kills 5 at checkpoint near Tripoli," News24, November 25, 2015.
"Car bomb kills 7 in western Libya," Xinhua General News Service, November 24, 2015.
"Isis in Libya: Jihadists suspected of killing 5 and wounding 14 in car bomb attack east of Tripoli," International Business Times UK, November 24, 2015.