Incident Summary:

10/03/2018: An explosive device detonated targeting soldiers patrolling in Feriana district, Kasserine, Tunisia. Two soldiers were killed and one soldier was injured in the attack. Okba Ibn Nafaa Brigade claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201810030019

When:
2018-10-03

Country:
Tunisia

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kasserine

City:
Feriana district

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Mount Chaambi area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Tunisian Armed Forces (FAT)
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target Tunisia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Land Mine
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
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 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Death toll of landmine blast in western Tunisia rises to 2," Xinhua General News Service, October 5, 2018.
"1 soldier killed in landmine explosion in western Tunisia," Xinhua News Agency, October 3, 2018.
"Al Qaeda branch claims IED attack on Tunisian soldiers," The Long War Journal, October 4, 2018.