Incident Summary:

03/27/2011: On Sunday, in Rupandehi, Bagmati, Nepal, militants planted an improvised explosive device along the Bhairahawa-Lumbini road section at Gonaha of Bethari Village Development Committee (VDC)-4. Nepal Army defused the pipe bomb, which was wrapped in a plastic bag, causing no casualties or damages. No group claimed responsibility, but it was suspected that Janatantrik Mukti Morcha (JTMM) militants were responsible.

GTD ID:
201103270010

When:
2011-03-27

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Western

City:
Rupandehi district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description The specific target of the attack is unknown, but it is suspected that civilians
Nationality of Target Nepal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM) (suspected) No
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
Sources
Jane’s Intelligence, “Security Forces Defuse IED in Nepal's Centre,” Terrorism Watch Report, INSEC, March 29, 2011.
Insec, "Pipe Bomb defused by Army," http://www.inseconline.org/index.php?type=news&id=7891&lang=tsnmriuxlxmo (March 28, 2011).