Incident Summary:

08/01/2013: An explosive device detonated inside the Nepali Congress offices in Hemnarayan Chowk, Siraha town, Eastern development region, Nepal. There were no casualties in the explosion; however, furniture and documents were damaged. Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201308010018

When:
2013-08-01

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Eastern

City:
Siraha district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Nepali Congress Party (NC)
Specific Description Offices
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 Unknown Explosive Type
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: 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
"Bomb goes off at NC Siraha office," Himalayan Times, August 5, 2013.
"Bomb blast at NC Siraha office," Nepalnews.com, August 2, 2013.