Incident Summary:

04/29/2010: On Thursday, in the Mohanpur village VDC along East-West highway in Saptari, Sagarmatha, Nepal, Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM) militants attacked a vehicle and set it on fire for defying the district bandh called by the party. No casualties were reported in the attack. JTMM spokesperson Gajendra Mandal 'Anurag' claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that a bandh was called demanding the release of its activist Amarendra Goit, who was arrested by police few days ago.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description A vehicle 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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
An unknown incendiary 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
Additional Information Gajendra Mandal 'Anurag', spokesman for Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM), claimed responsibility for the attack.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM) 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
Jane’s Intelligence, “JTMM Militants Attack Vehicle in Nepal's Saptari,” Terrorism Watch Report, April 30, 2010.
Himalayan Times, 'JTMM Cadres Set Truck on Fire," Factiva, Himalayan Times, April 28, 2010.