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.

GTD ID:
201711200020

When:
2017-11-20

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Province 2

City:
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
Sources
"Bomb explosion in Kalaiya," Kathmandu Post, November 20, 2017.
"Pressure cooker bomb explodes targeting NC candidate," Himalayan Times, November 20, 2017.