Incident Summary:

06/28/2017: Assailants fired a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) targeting a United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) convoy at Farouk Bridge in Al-Harsha, Zawiya, Libya. No casualties were reported but seven UNSMIL workers were held before being released later the same day. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Libya Revolutionaries Operations Room (LROR).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred on the Farouk Bridge.

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 (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL)
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 7
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
A rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) and firearms were used in the attack.
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 Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Libya Revolutionaries Operations Room (LROR) 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
"Al-Qaeda-linked group holds UN staff near Libyan capital," Sky News Arabiyah, June 28, 2017.
"Gunmen Fire at UN Convoy in Libya, Seize Workers," VOA News, June 28, 2017.
"Hosted Product: Libya Press Review Security Terrorism Arabic Sources June 30, 2017," Libya Foreign and Domestic Affairs Digest, June 30, 2017.