Incident Summary:

10/03/2016: A suicide bomber detonated at a Kurdish wedding in Tell Tawil, Al Hasakah, Syria. In addition to the bomber, at least 34 people were killed and 77 others were injured in the blast. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201610030035

When:
2016-10-03

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Al Hasakah

City:
Tell Tawil

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Kurdish Wedding
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden vest was used in the attack.
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 conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Al Hasakah Province of the Islamic State 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 35 Fatalities / 77 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 35
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 77
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Bomb kills 30 at Kurdish wedding in Syria," BBC, October 4, 2016."
"ISIS claims responsibility for deadly wedding attack," New York Post, October 4, 2016."
"Hopes for a new ceasefire fail as fighting in Aleppo rages; SYRIA," i - Independent Print Ltd, October 5, 2016."