Incident Summary:

04/09/2011: On Saturday, in Pangacha village in Bhojpur, Kosi, Nepal, unknown militants set fire to a local government building, injuring four municipal employees and causing an unknown amount of property damage. No group claimed responsibility, but it was suspected that Kirat Workers’ Party (KWP) militants were responsible. According to witnesses, one of the militants fired twice before escaping into the Sunkoshi River and two others also fled, while a fourth, Hansaraj Rai, was captured and turned into the authority. Reportedly, the militants accused the victims, Man Bahadur Bista, Balaram Rai, Rajendra Katuwal and Ram Bahadur Katuwal, of trading timber from the district without procuring their permission. No group claimed responsibility, but it was suspected that Kirat Workers’ Party (KWP) militants were responsible.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Bhojpur Government
Specific Description A local government building 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Kirat Janabadi Workers Party (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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
Jane’s Intelligence, “Suspected KWP Militants Attack Local Government Building in Nepal's Bhojpur,” Terrorism Watch Report, Kantipur Online, April 11, 2011.
Kantipur Publications, "Four Hurt as Kirat Outfit Goes on Offensive," LexisNexis Academic, Kantipur Publications, April 10, 2011.