Incident Summary:

08/01/2018: Assailants hijacked a vehicle in Kasserine, Tunisia. There were no reported casualties. This was one of two related events in Kasserine on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Okba Ibn Nafaa Brigade.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hijacking
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target Tunisia
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
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Kalashnikov rifles 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Okba Ibn Nafaa Brigade No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 11
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
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"Armed robbers of Tunisian bank said to be militants," BBC Monitoring, August 1, 2018.