Incident Summary:

11/20/2017: An explosive device was discovered and defused at the residence of Mohan Acharya, a Nepali Congress Party (NC) House of Representatives candidate, in Laharepauwa, Province 3, Nepal. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Province 3


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Uttargaya municipality of the Rusawa district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Nepali Congress Party (NC)
Specific Description Residence of House of Representatives Candidate: Mohan Acharya
Nationality of Target Nepal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb 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
Unknown No
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
"NA team disposes IED found near poll candidate's house,", November 20, 2017.
"NA defuses bomb in Rasuwa," Kathmandu Post, November 20, 2017.
"NA team defuse IED near poll candidate's house in Rasuwa," Kathmandu Post, November 20, 2017.