Incident Summary:

01/31/2019: Assailants threw an explosive device at a Syrian Police station in Arbawiyeh neighborhood, Qamishli, Al Hasakah, Syria. At least two civilians were injured in the blast. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201901310039

When:
2019-01-31

Country:
Syria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Al Hasakah

City:
Qamishli

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Arbawiyeh neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Syrian Police
Specific Description Station
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
Ransom 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
A thrown explosive device 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 The victims included Khadija Hussein and Nadia Mohammed.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Al Hasakah Province of the Islamic State 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 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Explosive device goes off near police station in Syria's Qamishli," Xinhua General News Service, February 1, 2019.
"Two women wounded in Qamishli explosion," Rudaw.net, January 31, 2019.
"Terrorism: Roundup of Official ISIS Messages for 1 February," Telegram, February 1, 2019.