Incident Summary:

04/18/2018: Assailants launched mortar shells at Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli, Libya. There were no reported casualties in the attack. This was one of four related attacks in this area on this day. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the incidents to the Bashir al-Baqarah militia.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Mitiga International Airport.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity Mitiga International Airport
Specific Description Airport
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Mortars were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information This incident is part of a set of coordinated attacks in which both military and non-military entities were targeted.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Bashir al-Baqarah militia 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
"Rockets hit Libya airport as U.N., French officials visit to talk peace," Jerusalem Post, April 19, 2018.
"Libya Open Source Highlights: 20 April," Summary, April 20, 2018.
"Libya Open Source Highlights: 19 April," Summary, April 19, 2018.