Incident Summary:

12/19/2015: Assailants threw an explosive device at a military intelligence building in Sabratah city, Nuqat Al Khams district, Libya. Two people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Tripoli Province of the Islamic State.

GTD ID:
201512190014

When:
2015-12-19

Country:
Libya

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nuqat Al Khams

City:
Sabratah

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity General Directorate of Military Intelligence
Specific Description Headquarters
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 Unknown Explosive Type
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
Tripoli Province of the Islamic State No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Libya Weekly Report Counterterrorism Libyan Jihadist Media December 22, 2015," Libya Digest, December 22, 2015.
"Libya Daily Digest December 21, 2015," Libya Digest, December 21, 2015.