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Conflict Incident Report

Twin explosions targeted Borj El Barajneh

Date of incident: 
November 12, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Islamic State (IS); Daech *
Lebanese Civilians
Syrian Civilians/Refugees
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees
Armed militants

On 12 Nov 15, at around 1804hrs, in Ain El Sikkeh Street – Borj El Barajneh – Southern Suburbs of Beirut, two (2) explosions were reported with a difference of seven (7) minutes in time. Four (4) suicide bombers were allegedly in the area of the explosions (1 was missing, 1 dead wearing an explosive belt and 2 suicide bombers detonated themselves). The casualty toll has reportedly risen to 44 dead and 239 injured. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks through their accounts on social media. In addition, the perpetrators were identified as a Syrian and two (2) Palestinian nationals. 

Primary category: 
Suicide Bombing/Car Bomb
Secondary Category: 
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Border conflicts (Syrian border)
Violations, disputes and/or conflicts arising between rival armed groups along the Lebanese/Syrian borders which involve parties or militant groups from the Lebanese and Syrian side in both Lebanon and Syria. These conflicts also encompass transnational groups (such as faith-based regional groups, e.g. ISIS, al-Nusra Front) that cannot be considered as strictly Syrian, Lebanese or of any other national entity.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Power & governance conflicts
Violent or non-violent conflicts associated with antagonisms related to internal political tensions between local and/or national groups and parties. These tensions may be encouraged by internal, regional and international parties. Such conflicts are characterized by their defiance and/or opposition to central State power and governance.