Incident Summary:

04/26/2019: An explosive device detonated targeting a military vehicle at Mount Chaambi in Kasserine, Tunisia. At least one soldier was killed and three soldiers were injured in the blast. The Okba Ibn Nafaa Brigade claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Kasserine

Location Details:
The incident occurred at Mount Chaambi.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Tunisian Army
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target Tunisia
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 Unknown Explosive 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
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 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Tunisia-al Qaeda: Mine explosion kills one soldier, wounds three," North Africa Post, April 29, 2019.
"Tunisia soldier killed in mine blast in jihadist bastion," Manila Bulletin, April 27, 2019.
"Al-Qaeda Tunisia branch claims bomb attack on army," BBC Monitoring, April 27, 2019.