Incident Summary:

01/05/2005: Maoist Communist Center members kidnapped 2000 students and teachers students from all the Village Development Committees, except headquarters Mangalsen, of Achham district of Nepal and forced them to distributed Maoists propaganda. There were no causalities reported in this incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Achham district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Civilan(s)
Specific Description Nepalese students and teachers
Nationality of Target Nepal
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 2000
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-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 Kidnapping was reported to have stopped during a ceasefire from September 3, 2005 to January 2, 2006. There were additional reports of kidnapping after this period which state that students were returned home after indoctrination, but teachers were forced to pay 20% of their salaries before being released.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Maoist Communist Center (MCC) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
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
"Nepalese Maoists abduct 2000 people," BBC Monitering International Reports, January 5, 2005.
Prakash Dubey, "Maoist rebels kidnap and indoctrinate children.", PIME, February 22, 2006