Incident Summary:

04/18/2018: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated and assailants opened fire on the convoy of General '-Abd-al-Razzak al-Naduri in Sidi Khalifah, Benghazi, Libya. Al-Naduri, the Libyan Army Chief of Staff, was unharmed; however, one person was killed and three others were wounded in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Muslim Brotherhood.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Sidi Khalifah

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Haftar Militia
Specific Description Convoy of Chief of Staff: Abdel-Razik Al-Nathouri
Nationality of Target Libya
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Multinational
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb 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 The victims included a Syrian civilian, 'Abdallah Ibrahim Hamzah, a Sudanese civilian, and Libya civilians, 'Uday Khalid al-Warfali and Faraj al-'Uraybi. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Muslim Brotherhood No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
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
"Car bomb targets convoy of Libya's eastern military chief of staff," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, April 18, 2018.
"Libyan police arrests suspects in attempt murder of army chief," Egypt Today, April 19, 2018.
"Libyan Army Spokesman Says Major General al-Naduri Survives 'Failed Assassination Attempt'," Al-Wasat Online, April 18, 2018.