Incident Summary:

12/14/2017: An explosives-laden bicycle detonated in Lahan, Province 2, Nepal. There were no reported casualties in the blast. The Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha- Goit (JTMM-G) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated, "All the Tarai people should be united to end the colonial rule for the freedom of Tarai."

GTD ID:
201712140021

When:
2017-12-14

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Province 2

City:
Lahan

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Siraha district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Nepal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden pressure cooker hidden inside a jute sack and planted on a bicycle 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
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
"IED goes off in Lahan," EKantipur.com, December 14, 2017.
"IED goes off at Lahan," My Republica, December 14, 2017.
"Nepal: Pressure cooker bomb goes off in Lahan," The Kathmandu Post Online, December 14, 2017.