Incident Summary:

04/11/2002: A group of rebel Maoists attacked the Nepal Armed Police Force outpost near Sadbariya in the Dang District. 84 police officers, four civilians, and approximately 62 rebels were killed in the attack. The exact motive is unknown.

GTD ID:
200204110001

When:
2002-04-11

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Mid-Western

City:
Near Satbariya

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Nepal Armed Forces
Specific Description Nepalese Military in Sadbariya
Nationality of Target Nepal
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians in Sadbariya
Nationality of Target Nepal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 170 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 170
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 62
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Death toll from 11 April clashes in Nepal rise further," The Kathmandu Post, 04/14/2002."
"AFP: Bodies of 62 Maoists Involved in 12 Apr Clash found in Nepal," Hong Kong AFP, 04/13/2002."
"Sudarshan Rijal and K.P. Ghimire, "'Around 50 rebels' suspected killed in 11 April Nepal clashes," The Kathmandu Post, 04/13/2002."