Incident Summary:

03/13/2017: A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle attempted to attack Syrian Army soldiers in Palmyra, Homs, Syria. The explosives detonated prematurely, killing the assailant, who was the only reported casualty. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201703130025

When:
2017-03-13

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Homs

City:
Palmyra

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Syrian Army
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden truck 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Indonesia: Islamic Daily Cites ISIS News Agency Amaq as Denying Death of Bahrumsyah," Republika Online, March 20, 2017."
"Indonesian militant Bahrumsyah killed in Syria," Straits Times, March 14, 2017."
"Starbucks bomber: Indonesian Isis commander in Syria accidentally blows himself up," Yahoo! Autos, March 17, 2017."