Incident Summary:

01/19/2008: Rebels attacked a bus carrying 100 passengers in the Terai Plains of Nepal. The attack killed seven people and wounded twenty-seven more. The Terai Army claimed responsibility for the attack in a call to a local radio station. They indicated that the bus was targeted because it defied a transport strike called by the group.

GTD ID:
200801190001

When:
2008-01-19

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Eastern

City:
Near Biratnagar

Location Details:
The incident occurred on the Terai Plains.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Transport bus
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Nepal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
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 unknown perpetrators contacted a local radio station and identified themselves as the Terai Army.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Terai Army Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 27 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 27
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
“Seven dead in Nepal bus attack,” ABC Premium News (Australia), January 19, 2008.
“Nepal bus 'blast' kills seven ahead of polls,” Indo-Asian News Service, January 19, 2008.
“OHCHR for 'swift action' against Nepal militant outfit,” The Press Trust of India, January 20, 2008.