Incident Summary:

03/14/2017: An explosive device planted in a passenger bus detonated at Muwasalat roundabout in Wadi al-Dhahb neighborhood, Homs, Syria. At least two people were killed and seven other people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201703140016

When:
2017-03-14

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Homs

City:
Homs

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Wadi al-Dhahb 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 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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosive device placed on a bus was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Blast hits bus in Syria's Homs - state media," Reuters UK, March 14, 2017."
"Xinhua: 1st LD: Suicide Car Bomb Rips Through Military Checkpoint In Syria's Homs," Xinhua, March 23, 2017."
"1st LD: Bomb blast rips through passenger bus in Syria's Homs, casualties caused," Xinhua General News Service, March 14, 2017."