Incident Summary:

12/29/2015: An explosive device detonated under the vehicle of Sheikh Mustafa al-Tumi Hamadi Zliten town, Misrata district, Libya. Hamadi, the Hamadi Mosque Imam, was killed and at least two other people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources suspected that the attack was carried out by Ansar al-Sharia (Libya).

GTD ID:
201512290007

When:
2015-12-29

Country:
Libya

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Misrata

City:
Ziltan

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Hamadi Mosque
Specific Description Vehicle of Sufi Imam: Sheikh Mustafa al-Tumi Hamadi
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
Ansar al-Sharia (Libya) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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 Daily Digest December 30, 2015," Libya Digest, December 30, 2015.