Incident Summary:

03/29/2013: Three assailants planted a petrol bomb in Siraha district, Eastern Development Region, Nepal. The attack targeted the Local Development Officer quarters and the building was damaged in the attack. A spokesperson from the Terai Communist Party claimed responsibility for the attack and stated the explosive device was meant to serve as a warning to the victim, Suresh Raut, for his involvement wide spread corruption within the District Development Committee (DDC).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Siraha district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Nepalese Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development
Specific Description Officer Quarters
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 Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
A petrol bomb 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
Terai Communist Party Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
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
"Bomb found at planning officer's house," Himalayan Times, April 4, 2013.
"Petrol bomb explodes at LDO quarters in Siraha," Himalayan Times, March 30, 2013.