Incident Summary:

07/25/2013: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated in a suburb of Damascus city, Damascus governorate, Syria. At least 10 people were killed and 62 others were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, authorities attributed the incident to the Islamic State of Iraq in the Levant.

GTD ID:
201307250032

When:
2013-07-25

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Damascus

City:
Damascus

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 Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
A powerful car bomb was 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities / 62 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 62
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Blast near Damascus as UN chief says Syria death toll hits 100,000," Deutsche Welle, July 25, 2013."
"Car bomb kills 10, wounds 62 in Syrian capital," The Hindu, July 25, 2013."
"Car bomb near Syrian capital kills 7, wounds 62," FOXNews.com, July 25, 2013."