Incident Summary:

04/30/2012: An explosive device attached to a chair detonated at a Mithila State Struggle Committee rally in Janakpur city, Central developmental region, Nepal. Five people were killed and 10 others were injured. Both Samyukta Jatiya Mukti Morcha (SJMM) and Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha- Rajan Mukti (JTMM-R) claimed responsibility for this attack.




South Asia

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Mithila State Struggle Committee (MSSC) Protest
Specific Description Civilian
Nationality of Target Nepal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Weapon Details
A motorcycle 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent conservative estimates were recorded.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha- Rajan Mukti (JTMM-R) No
Samyukta Jatiya Mukti Morcha (SJMM) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Nepal bomb blast kills four," Agence France Presse, April 30, 2012.
"Bomb explodes in market in southern Nepal, killing at least 4 people," Associated Press Newswires, April 30, 2012.
"At least four killed in bombing in southeastern Nepal," CNN Wire, April 30, 2012.