Incident Summary:

06/11/2016: Assailants set fire to an Ncell tower in Ashrang, Western development, Nepal. There were no reported casualties in the attack. This was one of 11 related attacks on this day. The Communist Party of Nepal - Maoist (CPN-Maoist-Chand) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201606110043

When:
2016-06-11

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Western

City:
Ashrang

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Telecommunication
Name of Entity Ncell
Specific Description Telecommunication Tower
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Communist Party of Nepal - Maoist (CPN-Maoist-Chand) 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 / 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
"Chand's cadres held for Ncell arson attack in Lamjung," Himalayan Times, June 16, 2016."
"Arson attack on 5 Ncell towers by Chand-led Maoists," Himalayan Times, June 11, 2016."
"Splinter Maoist group torch 10 telcom base towers, 250k customers hit," Asia News Network (ANN), June 12, 2016."