2018 attack on the High National Elections Commission in Tripoli, Libya

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2018 attack on the High National Elections Commission in Tripoli, Libya
Part of Libyan Civil War
LocationTripoli, Libya
Date2 May 2018 (2018-05-02) (UTC+2)
Attack type
Shooting, arson, suicide bombings
Deaths16
Non-fatal injuries
20
Perpetrators Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

On May 2, 2018, suicide bombers attacked the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) in Tripoli, Libya, killing at least 16 people, injuring 20 and setting fire to the building.[1][2]

Responsibility[edit]

The Islamic State's Tripoli Province claimed responsibility for the attack and declared that it came in response to the recent speech of the group's spokesman to hit election centers and activists.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elumami, Ahmed. "Suicide militants storm HQ of Libya's election commission, 12 dead". U.S. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
  2. ^ "At Least 16 Killed in Islamic State Attack on Libya's Electoral Commission". libyatimes.net. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  3. ^ SITE. "IS Claims Suicide Raid on Libyan High Election Commission in Response to Spox Speech to Hit Election Centers". news.siteintelgroup.com. Retrieved 2018-05-02.