Incident Summary:

12/22/2001: Maoists threw a bomb at the home of Chiranjibi Wagle, a Nepalese government minister, in Chitwan district, Narayani Zone, Nepal. Wagle was the chief negotiator for failed peace talks with the Maoists. No one was home at the time of the incident, but the house was badly damaged in the explosion.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Chitwan district

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Narayani zone.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Nepalese government minister
Specific Description Chiranjibi Wagle, a Nepalese government minister
Nationality of Target Nepal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
"A powerful bomb"
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Maoists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Nepal: Home of chief negotiator in talks with rebels bombed," Nepal News, December 24, 2001.
"Maoists bomb home of Nepal government negotiator," Agence France Presse, December 24, 2001.