Incident Summary:

12/25/2015: An explosive device detonated at the municipal guard headquarters in Shiha neighborhood, Derna city, Derna district, Libya. There were no reported casualties in the blast. The Barqa Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201512250007

When:
2015-12-25

Country:
Libya

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Derna

City:
Derna

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Shiha neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Municipal Guard
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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Barqa Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
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 28, 2015," Libya Digest, December 28, 2015.
"Terrorism: Transcript of ISIL's Al-Bayan Radio Broadcast for 27 December," Twitter, December 27, 2015.