Incident Summary:

12/02/2015: An explosive device detonated near Ali Al-Thamen in Sidi Faraj neighborhood, Benghazi city, Benghazi district, Libya. Al-Thamen, an Armed Forces of Libya colonel, was killed in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201512020031

When:
2015-12-02

Country:
Libya

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Benghazi

City:
Benghazi

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Sidi Faraj area.

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 Colonel: Ali Al-Thamen
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 Land Mine
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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
Sources
"Libya Daily Digest December 3, 2015," Libya Digest, December 3, 2015.
"Military commander for Libya's Benghazi killed by roadside bomb in area with IS presence," AfricaNewsDesk.com, December 2, 2015.