Incident Summary:

11/20/2017: An explosive device detonated targeting the vehicle of Om Krishna Karki, a Nepali Congress Party (NC) provincial assembly candidate, in Jitpur Simara, Province 2, Nepal. There were no reported casualties in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Province 2

Jitpur Simara

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Nepali Congress Party (NC)
Specific Description Vehicle of Candidate: Om Krishna Karki
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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A pressure cooker 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
"Bomb explosion in Kalaiya," Kathmandu Post, November 20, 2017.
"Pressure cooker bomb explodes targeting NC candidate," Himalayan Times, November 20, 2017.