Incident Summary:

05/14/2017: Assailants attacked police personnel at polling booths in Melung, Province 3, Nepal. One person was killed and an unknown number of people were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and the Nepali Congress Party (NC).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Province 3


Location Details:
The incident occurred in Dolakha district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Dolakha District Government
Specific Description Powati Polling Station
Nationality of Target Nepal
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Nepal Police
Specific Description Officers: Nakul Bhujel
Nationality of Target Nepal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun 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
Nepali Congress Party (NC) No
Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Man dies in Dolakha police firing," Kathmandu Post, May 14, 2017.