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
“OHCHR for 'swift action' against Nepal militant outfit,” The Press Trust of India, January 20, 2008.
“Nepal bus 'blast' kills seven ahead of polls,” Indo-Asian News Service, January 19, 2008.
“Seven dead in Nepal bus attack,” ABC Premium News (Australia), January 19, 2008.