Incident Summary:

03/25/2011: On Friday afternoon, near Bhediya chowk in Narayani, Rautahat, Nepal, unidentified militants detonated an improvised explosive device planted at the rear side of a bus, numbered BA 2 Kha 9721, causing an unknown amount of property damage to the bus. Thirteen passengers were injured in the attack, and at least three sustained serious injuries. The Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM) claimed responsibility for this incident. Abhay Singh, the outfit's leader claimed that the bus was targeted for defying a shutdown called on 02/23/2011.

GTD ID:
201103250001

When:
2011-03-25

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Central

City:
Near Bhediyahi

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity
Specific Description A passenger bus 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/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
Additional Information The most recent available sources listed the injuries for this attack from seven to 13, so the majority casualty figures have been used in order to preserve statistical accuracy in the database.
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 / 13 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 13
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
South Asia Terrorism Portal, "Thirteen Persons Injured in Bomb Blast in Rautahat District," Kantipur, http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/detailed_news3.asp?date3=2011%2F3%2F26&image2.x=9&image2.y=9#4 (March 26, 2011).
Jane’s Intelligence, “IED Wounds 10 Civilians in Nepal's Rautahat,” Terrorism Watch Report, INSEC, March 25, 2011.
Press Trust of India, “Seven People Injured in Bomb Blast in Nepal,” LexisNexis Academic, Press Trust of India, March 25, 2011.