Incident Summary:

04/16/2016: Assailants attacked the residence of Ahmed Maetig, the Vice-Chair of the Presidential Council, in Tripoli, Libya. Two guards were killed and four guards were abducted in the attack. The outcome of the kidnapping is unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Tripoli Revolutionaries Battalion.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Presidential Council
Specific Description Residence of Vice-Chair: Ahmed Maetig
Nationality of Target Libya
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 4
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Hostage numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tripoli Revolutionaries Battalion No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Gunmen Attack House of Libyan Deputy Prime Minister, 2 Guards Die," Latin American Herald Tribune, April 18, 2016.
"Hosted Product: Libya Review Security Arab April 18, 2016," Libya Digest, April 18, 2016.
"Two guards die as Ahmed Maetig’s Tripoli home attacked," Libya News Today, April 17, 2016.