Incident Summary:

12/22/2015: Assailants detonated explosives at a Sufi shrine in Boumilianah neighborhood, Tripoli city, Tripoli district, Libya. There were no reported casualties in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that Ansar al-Sharia (Libya) and the Tripoli Province of the Islamic State were involved.

GTD ID:
201512220004

When:
2015-12-22

Country:
Libya

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Tripoli

City:
Tripoli

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Boumilianah neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Sufi Shrine
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
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden bag was 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ansar al-Sharia (Libya) (suspected) No
Tripoli Province of the Islamic State (suspected) 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
Sources
"Libya Security Daily Digest December 23, 2015," Libya Digest, December 23, 2015.
"SOCAFRICA: Native Prospector North Africa VEO Tracker: 17 - 23 December 2015," SOCAFRICA, December 17, 2015.