Incident Summary:

11/24/2017: An explosive device detonated at a Unified Communist Party of Nepal: Maoist (UCPN-M) campaign office in Mirchaiya, Province 2, Nepal. There were no reported casualties in the blast. The Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha- Goit (JTMM-G) claimed responsibility for the incident in pamphlets left at the scene.

GTD ID:
201711240032

When:
2017-11-24

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Province 2

City:
Mirchaiya

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Unified Communist Party of Nepal: Maoist (UCPN-M)
Specific Description Election Office of Ajay Shankar Nayak
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
Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha- Goit (JTMM-G) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
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
"Pressure cooker bomb goes off at Maoist Centre's election contact office in Siraha," EKantipur.com, November 24, 2017.
"IED goes off at left alliance's publicity office," Himalayan Times, November 24, 2017.