Incident Summary:

03/27/2011: On Sunday, in Sanowangthali Village Development Committee (VDC) -2 in Kavre, Bagmati, Nepal, militants detonated an improvised explosive device inside a passenger bus, causing an unknown amount of property damage. Handyman Talak Damai was sleeping inside the vehicle when the device detonated and sustained minor injuries in the attack. Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM) pamphlets were recovered from the incident site, and Prakash, the Tamsaling state committee leader of the outfit, talking to journalists via telephone, claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Kavre

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 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
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 / 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
Jane’s Intelligence, “IED Attack Targets Passenger Bus in Nepal's Kavrepalanchok,” Terrorism Watch Report, INSEC, March 29, 2011.
EKantipur, “Bomb Explodes in Kavre Bus,” LexisNexis Academic, Hindustan Times, March 28, 2011.