Incident Summary:

04/05/2008: On Saturday, in Pyuthan District, Nepal, militants of Maoist affiliated Young Communist League (YCL) attacked and injured 25 Nepali Congress members including its candidate for Pyuthan-2, Mukti Prasad Sharma at Deorali in Chunja Village, Pyuthan, Nepal. Sharma sustained serious injuries to his head. The injured were taken to the Puythan district hospital for treatment. The team was attacked while they were campaigning for the polls. No group claimed responsibility, though the YCL is believed to be responsible.

GTD ID:
200804050032

When:
2008-04-05

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Mid-Western

City:
Pyuthan

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Nepali Congress
Specific Description The target was members of the Nepali Congress political party
Nationality of Target Nepal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
Weapon Details
Unknown weapons were used in the attack.
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 most recent available sources listed the injuries for this attack from nine to 25, so the majority casualty figures have been used in order to preserve statistical accuracy in the database.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Young Communist League (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 25 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 25
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Press Trust of India, "Maoists Threaten To Seize Power If Defeated in Rigged Polls ," LexisNexis Academic, Press Trust of India, April 06, 2008."
"Kantipur Publication Pvt. Ltd., "NC Candidate, 8 Activists Injured in Maoist Attack in Pyuthan," http://www.kantipuronline.com/kolnews.php?&nid=143168 (April 05, 2008)."
"Press Trust of India, "Maoists Threaten To Seize Power If Defeated in Rigged Polls ," LexisNexis Academic, Press Trust of India, April 06, 2008."