Incident Summary:

04/07/2008: On Monday in Ghantaghar, Birgunj, Parsa, Nepal, assailant detonated a bomb near polling assemblies, injuring 13 people, including two minors. No further damage was reported. Sources indicate conflicting claims of responsibility from Samyukta Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (SJTMM) and Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha- Jwala Singh (JTMM-J).

GTD ID:
200804070017

When:
2008-04-07

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Central

City:
Birganj

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilians near a polling assembly
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Unknown explosives 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha- Jwala Singh (JTMM-J) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Samyukta Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (SJTMM) (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 13 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 13
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
United News of India, "Eight Injured in Bomb Explosions in Nepal", LexisNexis Academic, uniindia.com, April 7, 2008.
Kantipur Publications, "Blasts near NC Assembly Venue in Capital, Birgunj, Inaruwa; 13 injured",http://www.kantipuronline.com/kolnews.php?&nid=143355, April 7, 2008.
National Counterterroism Center, "Eleven Civilians, Two Children Wounded in Bombing by JTMM-Pawan in Birgunj, Parsa, Nepal", Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, February 11, 2010.