Incident Summary:

11/21/2008: On Friday afternoon, one civilian, a eight-year-old boy identified as Dhawal Rai Yadav, was killed and four others were wounded when a bomb was detonated at a festival in the town of Gaur in the Rautahat district of Nepal, about 100 kilometres south of Kathmandu. Police said the explosion targeted a dance stage at the festival when no shows were being presented and there was no large crowd at the stage. The Terai Cobras subsequently claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Madhyamanchal Festival
Specific Description Civilians at the Madhyamanchal Festival at Gaur
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
Additional Information The available sources listed the injuries for this attack from three to four, and because no majority figures were reported, the lowest proferred casualty figures were used in order to preserve statistical accuracy in the database.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Terai Cobra No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
Jane's Intelligence, "Bomb Attack Kills Civilian in Nepal's Rautahat ," Terrorism Watch Report, November 24, 2008.
South Asia Terrorism Portal, "Minor Killed in Bomb in Rautahat", November 24, 2008,
Deutsche Presse-Agentur (Germany), "Bomb in Southern Nepal Kills Child, Wounds Three", Lexis Nexis, Deutsche Presse-Agentur, November 21, 2008.