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
"Car bomb kills at least 18 people in Damascus: state media," Reuters, August 6, 2013."
"Blast near Damascus kills 18, while key airport reportedly falls to rebels," Haaretz, August 6, 2013."
"18 killed, 56 wounded by car bombing in Damascus," Xinhua News Agency, August 7, 2013."