Incident Summary:

06/30/2008: On Monday evening at 20:00, Janatantrik Tarai Mukti Morcha (JTMM-J) militants hurled three small bombs at the International Organization of Migration (IOM) office in Damak of Jhapa district, Mechi province, Nepal. The bomb blast destroyed part of the building near its main gate. No casualties were reported. The JTMM-J district leader claimed responsibility for the incident by telephone to a local journalist, although he said that his party militants hurled the bombs at the IOM office by mistake and that their target was a nearby telephone tower.

GTD ID:
200806300016

When:
2008-06-30

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Eastern

City:
Jhapa district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Telecommunication
Name of Entity
Specific Description Telephone towers
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Three small bombs containing unknown explosives were used in the bombing 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: Call (post-incident))
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
South Asia Terrorism Portal, "Explosion at IOM office in Damak," July 2, 2008, http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/detailed_news.asp?date1=7/2/2008#8.
APFA News, "IOM Office in Damak Exploded," June 30, 2008, http://www.apfanews.com/stories/iom-office-in-damak-exploded-breaking-news/.
Nepal News, "Explosion at IOM Office in Damak," July 1, 2008, http://www.nepalnews.com.np/archive/2008/jul/jul01/news04.php.