Incident Summary:

01/08/2012: A roadside bomb exploded when an Army sergeant attempted to defuse it along Kalaiya-Birgunj Road, Bara city, Central Region, Nepal. The sergeant was injured in the blast. The Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201201080011

When:
2012-01-08

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Central

City:
Bara

Location Details:
The incident occurred along Kalaiya-Birgunj road

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Nepalese Army
Specific Description Durga Bhanjan Battalion
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
A roadside bomb containing shrapnel 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: Unknown)
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
Sources
"Sergeant injured while defusing bomb," EKantipur.com, January 9, 2012.
"Army head constable injured," Himalayan Times, January 9, 2012.