Incident Summary:

9/13/2008: A socket bomb was recovered from the offices of the Communist Party of Nepal (United Maoist-Leninist) in Nepalgunj, Banke, Nepal. The bomb did not detonate, and no injuries or property damage were reported. The district leader of Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha - Jwala Singh (JTMM-J) claimed responsibility for the attack, stating that the bomb was planted because the CPN-UML is against the Terai movement.

GTD ID:
200809120017

When:
2008-09-12

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Mid-Western

City:
Nepalganj

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Communist Party of Nepal: Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML)
Specific Description Office
Nationality of Target Nepal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A socket bomb was 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: 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
"Bomb recovered from UML zonal office in Banke," ekantipur.com, September 13, 2008