Incident Summary:

08/06/2017: An explosive device detonated near a Nepal Police van in Shreepur neighborhood, Rajbiraj, Province 2, Nepal. At least four officers were injured in the blast. Pragatishil Tarai Mukti Morcha claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Province 2


Location Details:
The incident occurred in Shreepur area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Nepal Police
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target Nepal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A roadside 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
Additional Information The victims included Inspector Rajendra Yadav.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Pragatishil Tarai Mukti Morcha 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 / 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
"4 cops hurt in ambush," Kathmandu Post, August 7, 2017.
"Four policemen injured in Rajbiraj explosion," Kathmandu Post, August 6, 2017.
"4 police personnel injured in Rajbiraj bomb explosion," Himalayan Times, August 6, 2017.