Incident Summary:

05/23/2017: Two suicide bombers detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the Syrian Armed Forces (SAF) Palmyra checkpoint near a power plant along 60th Street in Zahra neighborhood, Homs, Syria. In addition to the two assailants, at least four people were killed and 30 other people were injured in the blast. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201705230030

When:
2017-05-23

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Homs

City:
Homs

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Zahra neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Syrian Armed Forces (SAF)
Specific Description Palmyra Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Syria
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
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
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 2
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 2
Total Number of Injured 30
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Car bomb kills four in Homs," Business Recorder, May 24, 2017."
"Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Syria’s Homs, Damascus Attacks," Latin American Herald Tribune, May 24, 2017."
"1ST LEAD," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, May 23, 2017."