Incident Summary:

03/28/2009: On Saturday evening, the Jwala Singh faction of Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM-J) detonated a socket bomb in Garuda Bazaar, injuring five people, in Rautahat, Narayani, Nepal. The bazaar was damaged in the attack. The JTMM-J claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Rautahat district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description A market
Nationality of Target Nepal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives 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: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
National Counterterrorism Center, "Five Civilians Wounded in Bombing by JTMM-J in Garuda Bairiya, Rautahat, Nepal," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, December 20, 2009.
Jane's Intelligence, "JTMM-J Militants Wound Civilians in Nepal's Rautahat," Terrorism Watch Report, March 31, 2009.
South Asia Terrorism Portal, "Five Persons Injured in Bomb Blast in Rautahat," (March 30, 2009).