Incident Summary:

11/06/2013: An explosive device detonated near an Ottoman railway building in Hejaz Square, Damascus city, Damascus governorate, Syria. Eight people were killed and 50 others were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201311060019

When:
2013-11-06

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: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Railway Station
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 Unknown Explosive Type
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 8 Fatalities / 50 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 50
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"UPDATE 3-Bombings in Damascus, southern Syrian city kill 16," Reuters, November 6, 2013."
"Syria: Bomb attack in central Damascus kills 8," Associated Press Online, November 6, 2013."
"Deadly blast hits central Damascus," BBC, November 6, 2013."