Incident Summary:

11/28/2012: Four cars detonated in a central square area of the Jaramana suburb of Damascus city, Damascus governorate, Syria. Two of the cars were rigged with explosives and two more were detonated by suicide bombers. At least 34 people were killed in the blast and at least another 83 were injured. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
Four vehicles, two of which were booby-trapped while the other two were driven by suicide bombers, were used in the attack.
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority figures are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 36 Fatalities / 83 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 36
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 83
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Blasts kill 54 near Syria capital, warplane downed," Agence France Presse -- English, November 28, 2012."
"More than 50 die in Damascus region blasts: watchdog," Agence France Presse -- English, November 28, 2012."
"Simultaneous bombings near Damascus kill 29: watchdog," Agence France Presse -- English, November 28, 2012."