Incident Summary:

11/05/2017: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated targeting the convoy of Faraj Egaim in Sidi Khalifa neighborhood, Benghazi, Libya. Egaim, the Deputy Minister of Interior for the Government of National Accord, was not harmed; however, one bodyguard was killed and three bodyguards were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Barqa Province of the Islamic State and the Muslim Brotherhood.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Sidi Khalifa neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Interior of the Government of National Accord
Specific Description Convoy of Deputy Minister Fraj Egaim
Nationality of Target Libya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
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 most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Barqa Province of the Islamic State No
Muslim Brotherhood No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Libya: GNA Deputy Minister of Interior Guard Dies of Injuries After Assassination Attempt," Al-Wasat Online, November 6, 2017.
"Xinhua: Libyan Deputy Minister Survives Car Bomb Attack In Benghazi," Xinhua, November 5, 2017.
"Deputy Interior Minister of Presidential Council survives assassination in Benghazi," The Libya Observer, November 5, 2017.