Incident Summary:

11/27/2016: An explosive device detonated while being defused at the District Administration Office in Saptari, Eastern, Nepal. At least four security members were injured in the blast. The Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201611270020

When:
2016-11-27

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Eastern

City:
Saptari

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Saptari
Specific Description District Administration Office
Nationality of Target Nepal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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 conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Pressure cooker bomb goes off in Siraha," Kathmandu Post, December 8, 2016.
"NA defuses explosives found outside DAO Saptari," Kathmandu Post, November 27, 2016.
"Bomb planted at Saptari DAO, defused," Himalayan Times, November 27, 2016.