Incident Summary:

07/08/2018: A landmine detonated and assailants opened fire targeting a Tunisian National Guard patrol in Ain Soltane, Jendouba, Tunisia. At least six National Guard members were killed and three members were injured in the attack. The Okba Ibn Nafaa Brigade claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201807080010

When:
2018-07-08

Country:
Tunisia

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jendouba

City:
Ain Soltane

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Tunisian National Guard
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target Tunisia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Land Mine
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
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 Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Okba Ibn Nafaa Brigade Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
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
Sources
"2nd LD: Tunisia vows to "revenge" following attack against security agents," Xinhua General News Service, July 9, 2018.
"Attack kills 6 security personnel in western Tunisia," Anadolu Agency (AA), July 8, 2018.
"'Terrorist attack' kills 6 Tunisia security forces: ministry," Gulf News, July 8, 2018.