Incident Summary:

08/06/2013: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated in Jaramana district, Damascus city, Damascus governorate, Syria. Eighteen citizens, including three children, were killed, and 56 others were wounded in the attack. The blast also damaged a bus and several nearby shops. No group claimed responsibility for this incident; however, officials suspected the Al-Nusrah Front was involved.

GTD ID:
201308060001

When:
2013-08-06

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Damascus

City:
Damascus

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Jaramana district in the city.

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
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Nusrah Front (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 18 Fatalities / 56 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 18
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 56
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Blast near Damascus kills 18, while key airport reportedly falls to rebels," Haaretz, August 6, 2013."
"Car bomb kills at least 18 people in Damascus: state media," Reuters, August 6, 2013."
"18 killed, 56 wounded by car bombing in Damascus," Xinhua News Agency, August 7, 2013."