Incident Summary:

02/22/2018: An explosive device detonated at a grocery store in Lahan, Province 2, Nepal. The store owner, identified as Anil Kumar Agrawal, was injured in the blast. Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha- Goit (JTMM-G) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201802220020

When:
2018-02-22

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: Business
Name of Entity Shuva Lav General Store
Specific Description Grocery Store
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
An explosives-laden pressure cooker 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
Additional Information The victims included the owner of the store, Anil Kumar Agrawal.
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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Rebel terrorizes Lahan with explosion," My Republica, February 22, 2018.
"Pressure cooker bomb goes off in Lahan grocery shop, one injured," Himalayan Times, February 22, 2018.