Incident Summary:

04/20/2008: On Sunday, assailants detonated a bomb in front of the home of the president of the Rautahat chapter of the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce in Gaur, Rautahat, Nepal, wounding one businessman and three civilians and damaging the home. Terai Cobra claimed responsibility.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity
Specific Description Terai Cobra members targeted the home of the president of the Rautahat chapter of the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce.
Nationality of Target Nepal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other 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
Terai Cobra Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
BBC Monitoring South Asia, "Three Hurt in Bomb Attack Targeting Nepal Businessman," LexisNexis Academic, BBC Monitoring South Asia, April 21, 2008.
National Counterterrorism Center, "Four Civilians Wounded in Bombing by Terai Cobra in Gaur, Rautahat, Nepal," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (February 12, 2010).