Incident Summary:

11/20/2017: An explosive device detonated at Champadevi Khadka's house in Baglung, Province 4, Nepal. Khadka, a Nepali Congress Party (NC) House of Representatives candidate and the Minister of Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, was not harmed in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that the Communist Party of Nepal - Maoist (CPN-Maoist-Chand) carried out the attack.

GTD ID:
201711200013

When:
2017-11-20

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Province 4

City:
Baglung

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Baglung district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Nepal
Specific Description Minister of Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation: Champadevi Khadka
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/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
Communist Party of Nepal - Maoist (CPN-Maoist-Chand) (suspected) 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
Sources
"Bomb explodes in State Minister Champadevi Khadkas's home," My Republica, November 22, 2017.
"Bomb blast at Minister's residence," My Republica, November 21, 2017.
"Bomb goes off at State Minister Khadka's house in Baglung," Himalayan Times, November 21, 2017.