Incident Summary:

8/23/2008: JTMM-J workers attacked a police post at Shivanagar, Rautahat district, Nepal; police repelled the attack

GTD ID:
200808230015

When:
2008-08-23

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Central

City:
Shivanagar

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Rautahat police
Specific Description Shivanagar Area Police Post
Nationality of Target Nepal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
The attackers first threw socket bombs before opening fire.
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 One man, Ashok Yadav, was injured but it was unclear as to which group he belonged.
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
"JTMM-J attacks area police post," The Kathmandu Post, August 23, 2008