Incident Summary:

10/27/2010: A bomb, which was left in an ababndoned bag, exploded in a passenger bus on the Butawal-Bhairahawa section of the Sidhartha Highway in Shankarnagar, Rupandehi, Nepal, injuring two men and two women. Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM) claimed responsibility for the attack, but the motive behind the attack remains unknown.

GTD ID:
201010270015

When:
2010-10-27

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Western

City:
Rupandehi

Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Butawal-Bhairahawa section of the Sidhartha Highway of Shankarnagar.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Bus
Specific Description Passenger Bus
Nationality of Target Nepal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosive device hidden in a bag 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 The injured were identified as Sunita Paudel, Doma Bhujel, kundan Shrestha, and Shiva Sharma. The attack took place at around 5:15 pm, local time.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Blast in Nepal bus, at least four injured," Reuters, October 27, 2010
Arun Gyawali, "4 injured in Rupandehi passenger bus blast," The Himalayan Times, October 27, 2010