Incident Summary:

06/27/2019: A suicide bomber detonated outside the anti-terrorism brigade (BAT) headquarters in El Gorjani, Tunis, Tunisia. The assailant was killed and four police officers were injured in the blast. This was one of two coordinated suicide attacks in Tunis on this date. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incidents.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


El Gorjani

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Tunisian Police
Specific Description Anti-Terrorism Brigade (BAT) Headquarters
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
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Islamic State claims back-to-back suicide attacks in Tunisia," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, June 28, 2019.
"Tunisia's president rushed to hospital on same day as twin suicide attacks," CNN, June 27, 2019.
"Motion Graphics: the Brotherhood returns its Old Terror actions," Yemen News, July 3, 2019.