Incident Summary:

12/30/2015: A suicide bomber detonated at the Gabriel Restaurant in al-Wasta neighborhood, Qamishli city, Al Hasakah governorate, Syria. This was one of two suicide bombings targeting restaurants in al-Wasta on the same day. In addition to the two bombers, 16 people were killed and more than 30 others were injured across both blasts. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incidents.

GTD ID:
201512300014

When:
2015-12-30

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Al Hasakah

City:
Qamishli

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Al-Wasta neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Gabriel Resturant
Specific Description Restaurant
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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. Casualty numbers for this attack represent a division of a cumulative total of killed and wounded across incidents 201512300014 and 201512300015.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 9 Fatalities / 16 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 16
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Islamic State group claims responsibility for Syria bombings that killed 16," The Boston Globe, January 1, 2016.
"Deadly Suicide Bombs Hit Syrian City," Radio Free Europe, December 31, 2015.
"At Least 16 Die in Double Bomb Attacks in Northeast Syria," Latin American Herald Tribune, December 31, 2015.