Incident Summary:

04/18/2016: A suicide bomber detonated on a bus in Jerusalem, Israel. The assailant was killed and at least 21 people were injured in the blast. Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201604180006

When:
2016-04-18

Country:
Israel

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jerusalem

City:
Jerusalem

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Talpiot neighborhood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Passenger Bus
Nationality of Target Israel
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 21 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 21
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Hamas Palestinian militant group responsible for Jerusalem bus bombing," UPI, April 21, 2016."
"Israel confirms Palestinian suicide bomber makes Jerusalem bus attack," Xinhua General News Service, April 21, 2016."
"Bus explosion wounds 21 in Jerusalem," The Irish Times, April 19, 2016."