Incident Summary:

03/30/2016: Fifteen assailants opened fire on a Tunisian National Guard patrol in Snek area, near Firyanah, Kasserine, Tunisia. An officer was injured in the attack. The Okba Ibn Nafaa Brigade claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Firyanah

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Snek area

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Tunisian National Guard
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target Tunisia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun 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
Okba Ibn Nafaa Brigade Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 15
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"Web monitoring report for 31 March 2016," BBC Monitoring, March 31, 2016.
"Tunisian national guard patrol attacked by 15 militants," Albawaba, March 31, 2016.