Incident Summary:

11/26/2013: A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle detonated near a bus station in Soumariya neighborhood, Damascus city, Damascus governorate, Syria. In addition to the bomber, at least 15 people were killed and 31 others were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201311260038

When:
2013-11-26

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Damascus

City:
Damascus

Location Details:
Incident occurred in the Soumariya neighborhood of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Somariye Bus Station
Specific Description Bus Station
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?Yes
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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 16 Fatalities / 31 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 16
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 31
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"UPDATE 1-Fifteen killed in car bomb in west Damascus," Reuters News, November 26, 2013."
"Syria suicide attack kills 15, jihadists execute 2 soldiers," Oman Tribune, November 27, 2013."
"15 killed in Syria suicide bomb attack," Xinhua News Agency, November 27, 2013."