Incident Summary:

03/01/2017: An explosive device was discovered and defused at the Laxmi English Boarding School in Rajbiraj, Saptari district, Province 2, Nepal. The Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha- Goit (JTMM-G) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the school was targeted for disregarding the Tarai bandh on December 8, 2016.

GTD ID:
201703010017

When:
2017-03-01

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Province 2

City:
Rajbiraj

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Saptari district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Laxmi English Boarding School
Specific Description School
Nationality of Target Nepal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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- Goit (JTMM-G) 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
"Goit’s group plants bomb targeting another Saptari school," Himalayan Times, March 1, 2017.
"Bomb found at school in Saptari," Kathmandu Post, March 1, 2017.