Incident Summary:

07/14/2009: On Tuesday afternoon at 1400, in Biratnagar, Morang, Nepal, a bomb exploded at the Inland Revenue Office, damaging the building but causing no casualties. The Nepal Defense Army and the Tarai Janatantrik Party both claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
200907140006

When:
2009-07-14

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Eastern

City:
Morang district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Inland Revenue Office
Specific Description The Inland Revenue Office was targeted in this attack.
Nationality of Target Nepal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A bomb was used in this 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
Nepal Defense Army (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Terai Janatantrik Party (TJP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
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
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Government Office Damaged in Bombing in Biratnagar, Morang, Nepal," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, January 07, 2010.
Jane’s Intelligence, “Bomb Explodes at Tax Office in Nepal's Biratnagar,” Terrorism Watch Report, July 16, 2009.