Incident Summary:

10/10/2011: On Monday evening, in Phuentsholing, Chukha, Bhutan, unknown assailants detonated two improvised explosive devices simultaneously. One of the bombs was near a cash machine and the other was on the opposite side of a border gate. The blasts wounded two civilians and caused an unknown amount of property damage to the machine and gate. No group claimed responsibility.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack occurred in Phuentsholing, Chukha, Bhutan.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Bhutan
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
Two improvised explosive devices were 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Agence France Presse, "Minor Blasts Ahead of Bhutan Royal Wedding," LexisNexis Academic, Agence France Presse, October 10, 2011.
Xinhua News Agency, "Twin Blasts Rock Bhutan Border Town Days Before Royal Wedding," LexisNexis Academic, Xinhua News Agency, October 10, 2011.