Incident Summary:

01/12/2017: Two suicide bombers detonated in Kafr Sousa neighborhood, Damascus, Syria. In addition to the two assailants, at least 10 people were killed and 17 other people were injured in the blast. Al-Nusrah Front claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201701120030

When:
2017-01-12

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Damascus

City:
Damascus

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Kafr Sousa neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Kafr Sousa Neighborhood
Specific Description Neighborhood
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
Two explosives-laden belts were 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 Claimed Responsibility
Al-Nusrah Front Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 12 Fatalities / 17 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 12
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 17
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Suicide blast 'kills eight' in Syria's Damascus," Al Jazeera, January 12, 2017."
"Xinhua: Update: 10 Killed In Bombing In Syrian Capital," Xinhua, January 12, 2017."
"Fateh al-Sham claims Damascus suicide attack," Agence France-Presse Top News (English), t, January 18, 2017."