Incident Summary:

04/04/2017: An explosive device was discovered and defused at a civilian residence in Kaltupokhari, Province 2, Nepal. This was one of two attempted attacks targeting business people in Saptari district on the same day. The Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha- Goit (JTMM-G) claimed responsibility for the incidents.

GTD ID:
201704040018

When:
2017-04-04

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Province 2

City:
Kaltupokhari

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: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description House of Civilian: Binod Chaudhary
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 socket bomb wrapped in plastic was used in the attack.
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
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 outfit plants bombs at Rajbiraj businessmen’s houses," Himalayan Times, April 4, 2017.
"Socked bombs found in Rajbiraj," Kathmandu Post, April 4, 2017.