Incident Summary:

07/22/2016: An explosive device detonated targeting military personnel in Mount Semmama area, Kasserine, Tunisia. One soldier was killed in the blast. The Okba Ibn Nafaa Brigade claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201607220080

When:
2016-07-22

Country:
Tunisia

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kasserine

City:
Unknown

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Mount Semmama area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Tunisian Armed Forces (FAT)
Specific Description Soldier
Nationality of Target Tunisia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Land Mine
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: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Tunis - Tunisia landmine blast kills soldier: ministry," AFP (North European Service), July 22, 2016.
"Tunisian AQIM branch claims attack on troops in Kasserine," The Long War Journal, September 2, 2016.
"Serviceman killed in landmine blast in Mount Semmama - TAP," Agence Tunis Afrique Presse, July 26, 2016.