Incident Summary:

09/06/2020: Three assailants rammed a vehicle into police officers and then attacked the officers with knives in Kantaoui, Sousse, Tunisia. One security officer was killed and another was injured in the attack. The assailants stole firearms and a police vehicle. Responding officers chased down and killed the three assailants in a firefight. Jund al-Khilafah (Tunisia) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Tunisian National Guard
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target Tunisia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Vehicle (not to include vehicle-borne explosives, i.e., car or truck bombs)
Weapon Details
Knives were used in the attack.
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 The victims included Rami Limam.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jund al-Khilafah (Tunisia) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 10
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Policeman killed in 'terrorist' attack in Tunisia," BBC, September 6, 2020.
"Policeman and three militants die in Tunisia terror attack," The Daily Telegraph (London), September 7, 2020.
"Tunisia arrests seven people in connection with Sousse stabbing attack," North Africa Post, September 7, 2020.