Incident Summary:

11/2/2011: Members of Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM) detonated a bomb at the District Land Reform office in Nepalgunj, Bheri Zone, Nepal. The device, believed to be a time bomb, damaged the door of the office, but did not cause any injuries. Police had received a tip about the location of the bomb and were able to clear the office in time. Pamphlets were left at the scene of the explosion and a representative from JTMM stated in a post-incident phone call that the explosion was motivated by the need to publicize the exploitation of impoverished people by the Land Reform office.

GTD ID:
201111020014

When:
2011-11-02

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Mid-Western

City:
Nepalganj

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government
Specific Description The Land Reform Office in Nepalgunj
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 Time Fuse
Weapon Details
A "time bomb"
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 This perpetrator is coded as Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM), although the media source names the responsible organization as Terai Madhes Mukti Party
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 / 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
"TMMP explodes bomb in Nepalgunj," Himalayan Times, November 2, 2011.