List of terrorist incidents in Tunisia

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List of major incidents involving terror groups operating in Tunisia.

20th century[edit]

Date Type Dead Injures Location and description

21st century[edit]

Note: the perpetrators are not counted in the dead or wounded below. These are all radical Islamic terrorism unless otherwise noted.

Date Type Dead Injured Location and description
11 April 2002 Suicide bombing 19 30+ Ghriba synagogue bombing - On April 11, 2002, a natural gas truck fitted with explosives drove past security barriers at the ancient El Ghriba synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba. The truck detonated at the front of the synagogue, killing 14 German tourists, three Tunisians, and two French nationals. More than 30 others were wounded.
6 June 2013 Bombing 2 2 Two Tunisian Army soldiers were killed and two others injured after their vehicle hit an IED near Jebel ech Chambi, close to the border with Algeria.[1]
18 March 2015 Shooting 22 50 Bardo National Museum attack - Three terrorists attacked the Bardo National Museum in the Tunisian capital city of Tunis, taking hostages. 22 people, mostly European tourists, were killed and another fifty injured. A few days later police raided a hideout of and Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.[2]
26 June 2015 Shooting 38 38 2015 Sousse attacks - Thirty-eight people, mostly British tourists, were killed when armed gunmen attacked two hotels at the tourist resort at Port El Kantaoui, about 10 km north of the city of Sousse, Tunisia.[3][4]
24 November 2015 Suicide bombing 13 16 2015 Tunis bombing - A suicide bomber attacked a bus carrying members of the Tunisian presidential guard, killing 12, on a principal road in Tunis. ISIL claimed responsibility for the attack.
5 November 2016 Shooting 1 0 A Tunisian soldier was killed in his home.[5]
22 August 2017 Bombing 0 2 An IED blast wounded two soldiers on patrol in the heights of Kasserine.[6]
8 July 2018 Shooting 6 3 Six members of the Tunisian security forces were killed and another three injured in an ambush in the area of Aïn Soltane in the Tunisian governorate of Jendouba near the border with Algeria, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb claimed responsibility.[7][8]


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  2. ^ Walker, Jim. Terrorists Kill Tourists as Costa Fascinosa and MSC Splendida Visit Tunis,, 18 March 2015.
  3. ^ Tunisia attack: What we know about what happened, BBC News (June 30, 2016).
  4. ^ Farah Samti & Carlotta Gall, Tunisia Attack Kills at Least 38 at Beach Resort Hotel, New York Times (June 26, 2016).
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  7. ^ Press, Associated. "Tunisia: At Least 6 Killed Near Algerian Border". VOA. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  8. ^ "Al Qaeda-linked group claims attack on Tunisian soldiers". The National. Retrieved 2018-07-09.