Incident Summary:

11/30/2015: Assailants abducted Nabil Awn, a House of Representatives member, from his residence in Tripoli city, Tripoli district, Libya. Awn was released on January 27, 2016. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity House of Representatives
Specific Description House of Member: Nabil Awn
Nationality of Target Libya
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 58
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) State Actors
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. The victim's family members claimed he was taken by police officers, not assailants.
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 / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Libyan parliament member kidnapped two months ago released," Al-Wasat Online, January 27, 2016.
"Libyan MP 'kidnapped' from home in Tripoli - paper," Al-Wasat Online, December 1, 2015.
"Libya Daily Digest January 28, 2016," Libya Digest, January 28, 2016.