Incident Summary:

08/11/2009: On Tuesday afternoon, in Kathmandu, Nepal, improvised explosive devices exploded at the Nepali Congress political party office, damaging the building but causing no injuries. The blast hit a conference hall on the ground floor which was unoccupied at the time. The Nepal Defence Army claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
200908110009

When:
2009-08-11

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Central

City:
Kathmandu

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Nepali Congress Political Party
Specific Description Improvised explosive devices (IED) exploded at the Nepali Congress political party office.
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
An improvised explosive device 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
Nepal Defense Army 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 Political Party Office Damaged in IED Attack by Nepal Defense Army in Kathmandu, Nepal," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, January 14, 2010.
Deutsche Presse, "Bomb Explodes at Nepal Political Party Headquarters," Deutsche Presse, August 11, 2009.