Incident Summary:

03/29/2008: Two members of the Nepal Defense Army hurled four bombs toward the entrance of mosque during prayers killing two people and injuring four others in Biratnagar, Nepal claiming they "would continue such attacks until Nepal is reinstated as a Hindu nation." They were able to flee in their motorcycle.

GTD ID:
200803290017

When:
2008-03-29

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Eastern

City:
Britanagar

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Muslims
Specific Description Muslim Civilians praying
Nationality of Target Nepal
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Choti mosque in Biratnagar
Specific Description
Nationality of Target Nepal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Nepal Defense Army Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"2 killed, 4 injured in explosion at Nepal mosque,” Japan Economic Newswire, March 30, 2008.
"UNMIN condemns bombing in Nepal,” The Press Trust of Nepal, March 30, 2008.
"Hindu extremists bomb Nepal mosque,” Suna News Agency, March 30, 2008