Incident Summary:

04/01/2008: On Tuesday morning at 0430, the Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha- Jwala Singh (JTMM-J) bombed the Nepali Congress office at Inaruwa-7, Sunsari District, Koshi, Nepal. According to police, a pressure cooker blast destroyed the office building, documents and furniture. No casualties were reported in the attack. The JTMM-J claimed responsibility for the attack. Irfan Ali, the Sunsari district commander of the JTMM-J, said the blast was carried out under the group's campaign of disrupting the Constituent Assembly election.

GTD ID:
200804010032

When:
2008-04-01

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Eastern

City:
Inarwa

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity
Specific Description The Nepali Congress office
Nationality of Target Nepal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device was used in the attack using a pressure cooker.
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
Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha- Goit (JTMM-G) 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
Sources
Breaking Nepal News, "Nepali Congress Office Bombed in Inarauwa,"http://www.hamropalo.com/nepal_news/nepali-congress-office-bombed-in-inarauwa.html?print (April 01, 2008).
Rising Nepal, "JTMM claims responsibility of blast," http://www.gorkhapatra.org.np/content.php?nid=39374 (April 01, 2008).