Incident Summary:

03/19/2009: On Thursday, one Communist Party of Nepal - Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) activist was shot dead and another was injured by suspected Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha - Jwala Singh (JTMM-J) militants in the Jhatikaiya area of Nepal's Dhanusha district. Shortly after the incident, one suspected JTMM-J militant was arrested by security forces.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Dhanusa district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Communist Party of Nepal: Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML)
Specific Description Members
Nationality of Target Nepal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha- Jwala Singh (JTMM-J) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Jane's Intelligence, "Suspected JTMM-J Militants Kill CPN-UML Activists in Nepal's Dhanusha," Terrorism Watch Report, March 23, 2009.
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Political Party Member Killed in Armed Attack, One Civilian Wounded in Assault by Suspected JTMM-J in Jhatiyahi, Dhanukha, Nepal," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, December 20, 2009.