Incident Summary:

12/10/2015: A mine detonated in a house targeting security forces in Al-Laythi area, Benghazi city, Benghazi district, Libya. One Al-Saiqa soldier was killed and another was injured in the explosion. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Barqa Province of the Islamic State.

GTD ID:
201512100009

When:
2015-12-10

Country:
Libya

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Benghazi

City:
Benghazi

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Laithi neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Al-Saiqa
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Libya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
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
Barqa Province of the Islamic State No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
Sources
"Libya Daily Digest December 14, 2015," Libya Digest, December 14, 2015.
"Libya Security Daily Digest December 11, 2015," Libya Digest, December 11, 2015.