Incident Summary:

05/15/2005: Maoists beat severely two volunteers employed with the Rural Community Infrastructure Works Programme in Sukatiya, Nepal. No group claimed responsibility for the assaults, but both victims were forced to give money to their attackers.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Kalikot district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: NGO
Name of Entity Rural Community Infrastructure Works Programme
Specific Description Two Rural Community Infrastructure Works Programme volunteers
Nationality of Target Nepal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Hands, Feet, Fists
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information The World Food Programmer (WFP), Britain's DFID, Germany's GTZ and the Netherlands' SNV suspended operations in Nepal's Kalikot (District) following the attack.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Maoists (suspected) No
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
“Xinhua: NGOs Suspend Work in Northern Nepal after Guerrilla Attacks,” Xinhua General News Service, May 15, 2005.
“Donors Condemn Maoist Attack on Aid Workers in Nepal Far West,”, May 15, 2005.