Incident Summary:

08/28/2009: On Friday evening at about 1930, in Kathmandu, Nepal, a bomb exploded near the residence of the Nepalese Vice President Paramananda Jha, wounding a nearby civilian and damaging an adjacent residence. The vice president survived the bomb attack unscathed. The Kirat Janabadi Workers Party (KJWP) claimed responsibility.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Nepalese Vice President
Specific Description Paramananda Jha, the Vice President of Nepal was targeted in the 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 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Kirat Janabadi Workers Party Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
Indo-Asian News Service, "Bombers Target Nepal's Vice-President Again," LexisNexis Academic, Indo-Asian News Service, August 29, 2009.
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Civilian Wounded in Bombing by KJWP in Kathmandu, Nepal," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, January 14, 2010.