Incident Summary:

09/13/2013: An explosive device detonated at the District Survey Office in Malangwa town, Central development region, Nepal. At least 25 people were injured in the incident. Akhil Terai Mukti Morcha (ATMM) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201309130025

When:
2013-09-13

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Central

City:
Malangwa

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Nepal
Specific Description District Survey Office
Nationality of Target Nepal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A pressure cooker 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Akhil Terai Mukti Morcha (ATMM) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 25 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 25
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"12 injured in bomb blast in Sarlahi," MyRepublica.com, September 13, 2013."
"Bomb blast in Sarlahi," Nepalnews.com, September 13, 2013."
"Bomb goes off in Sarlahiā€š scores injured," Himalayan Times, September 14, 2013."