Incident Summary:

04/18/2018: Assailants launched mortar shells at an Armed Forces of Libya premises 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.

GTD ID:
201804180010

When:
2018-04-18

Country:
Libya

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Tripoli

City:
Tripoli

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Armed Forces of Libya
Specific Description Buildings
Nationality of Target Libya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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
Sources
"Libya Open Source Highlights: 19 April," Summary, April 19, 2018.