Incident Summary:

12/08/2016: An explosives-laden pressure cooker detonated at a petrol pump in Mirchaiya, Eastern development region, Nepal. There were no reported casualties in the blast. Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out to observe "200 years of servileness."

GTD ID:
201612080016

When:
2016-12-08

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Eastern

City:
Mirchaiya

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Gas Station
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
An explosives-laden pressure cooker 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
Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
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
"Pressure cooker bomb goes off in Siraha," Kathmandu Post, December 8, 2016.
"Pressure cooker bomb goes off in Mirchaiya," MyRepublica.com, December 8, 2016.