Incident Summary:

03/09/2010: On Tuesday morning at 0930, in front a health post at Belgachhiya-7, Ramgunj, in Sunsari, Kosi, Nepal, a bomb exploded wounding at least six children. The wounded were identified as Bikram Poddhar (10), Bimal Poddhar (7), Amita Rajbhar (13), Manish Shah (10), Pintu Yadav (8) and Roshan Mahato (13). One of the children picked up a tin box contained the bomb wrapped in a plastic bag. A pamphlet of the Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM) was recovered from the scene with the name of the military commander outfit in Sunsari, Bishal Singh, who claimed responsibility for the attack. Tuphan Singh, a senior leader of the Janatantrik Madhes Mukti Tiger (Tarai) outfit, via telephone also claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201003090011

When:
2010-03-09

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Eastern

City:
Ramgunj

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 health post was targeted in the attack.
Nationality of Target Nepal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other 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
Additional Information A phamphlet of the Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM) was recovered from the scene with the name of the military commander outfit in Sunsari, Bishal Singh. has claimed responsibility for the attack. Tuphan Singh, a senior leader of the Janatantrik Madhes Mukti Tiger (Tarai) outfit, via telephone also claimed responsibility for the attack.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM) (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
South Asia Terrorism Portal, “Six Children Injured in Bomb Explosion in Sansuri District,” http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/detailed_news3.asp?date3=2010%2F3%2F11&image2.x=0&image2.y=0#5 (March 11, 2010).
BBC Monitoring South Asia, “At Least Six Injured in Nepal Blast,” LexisNexis Academic, eKantipur, March 9, 2010.
Himalayan Times, "Six Kids Injured in Health Post Blast," LexisNexis Academic, Himalayan Times, March 9, 2010.