Incident Summary:

03/16/2016: Assailants detonated an explosive device at the Mizran mosque in Tripoli city, Libya. There were no reported casualties, though the mosque was destroyed in the attack. This was one of two related attacks on this day. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Tawheed Militia.

GTD ID:
201603160050

When:
2016-03-16

Country:
Libya

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Tripoli

City:
Tripoli

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Mizran Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
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?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tawheed Militia 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: Militants Attack Historic Mosque In Central Tripoli," Libya Herald, March 17, 2016.
"Libya: Islamists suspected after bomb attack on historical Mizran mosque in Tripoli," International Business Times UK, March 16, 2016.