Incident Summary:

03/15/2017: A suicide bomber detonated at a restaurant in Rabwah neighborhood, Damascus, Syria. Aside from the death of the assailant, at least 28 people were injured in the blast. This was one of two suicide bombings in Damascus on the same day. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attacks.

GTD ID:
201703150021

When:
2017-03-15

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Damascus

City:
Damascus

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Rabwah neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Restaurant
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)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
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 / 28 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 28
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Suicide attack hits Justice Palace in Syria's Damascus," Al Jazeera, March 15, 2017."
"Damascus suffers second suicide attack in a day," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, March 15, 2017."
"Suicide Bombing Hits Justice Building in Damascus," The New York Times, March 15, 2017."