Incident Summary:

09/27/2013: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated outside Khalid Bin Walid mosque in Rankus village, Rif Dimashq governorate, Syria. At least 30 people were killed and 24 more were injured in the explosion. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Rif Dimashq


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Khalid Bin Walid Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates 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 30 Fatalities / 24 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 30
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 24
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Bomb kills at least 30 in Damascus province: NGO," Agence France Presse -- English, September 27, 2013."
"Car bomb kills at least 30 north of Syrian capital," Lebanon Daily Star, September 27, 2013."
"Bomb attack kills 60 in Syria," Anadolu Ajansi, September 27, 2013."