Incident Summary:

10/06/2016: Assailants abducted Nader al-Omrani, an imam, Hadba al-Khadra, Tripoli, Libya. Al-Omrani was killed on or before November 21st, 2016. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that the Tripoli Province of the Islamic State may have been involved in the attack. In addition, sources attributed the attack to the Kani Brigade.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Hadba al-Khadra neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Imam: Nader al-Omrani
Nationality of Target Libya
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 46
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) State Actor
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. A source suspected that the attack may have been carried out by police forces.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Kani Brigade No
Tripoli Province of the Islamic State (suspected) No
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
"Human Rights group: Al-Kani militia killed 230 people," The Libya Observer, May 1, 2019.
"Libyan Fatwa House member abducted in Tripoli," The Libya Observer, October 6, 2016.
"Imam abducted at gunpoint in Libyan capital," Adnkronos International, Rome, October 6, 2016.