Incident Summary:

04/19/2017: An explosive device detonated in Saladin neighborhood, Aleppo, Syria. At least six people were killed and 30 other people were injured in the blast. The Abu Amarah Battalion claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201704190042

When:
2017-04-19

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Aleppo

City:
Aleppo

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Saladin neighborhood.

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 Civilians
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
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 lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Abu Amarah Battalion Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 30 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 30
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"AFP: Bomb in Syria's Aleppo kills six," Focus Bulgaria, April 19, 2017."
"Blast in Aleppo kills six, injures 30," TeleTrader.com, April 19, 2017."
"Aleppo bomb blast kills six," Sky News Australia, April 19, 2017."