Incident Summary:

11/29/2015: An assailant threw a grenade at Naaimah checkpoint between Zlitin and Misrata, Misrata district, Libya. The grenade failed to detonate and the assailant was injured when security forces opened fire. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201511290035

When:
2015-11-29

Country:
Libya

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Misrata

City:
Near Misrata

Location Details:
The incident occurred between Misrata and Zlitin.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
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 No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Three grenades and a firearm 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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 1
Sources
"Gunman arrested after drive-by attack," The Libya Observer, November 30, 2015.
"Failed attack targets checkpoint in Libya's Tripolitania," Jane's Terrorism Watch Report, December 3, 2015.