Incident Summary:

03/23/2018: An explosives-laden pressure cooker detonated targeting Bikash Traders, a jewelry shop, in Lahan, Province 2, Nepal. At least 8 people were injured in the blast. Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha- Goit (JTMM-G) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in response to the targeted shop owner's refusal to respond to an extortion demand.

GTD ID:
201803230021

When:
2018-03-23

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Province 2

City:
Lahan

Location Details:
The incident occurred along the Sunchandi Mandi

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Bikash Traders
Specific Description Jewelry Shop
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 Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A remote-controlled 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 Bikash Sharada, Rahul, Asmita Kumari Chaudhary, Babita Yadav, Siraha, Binita Yadav, Mankiadevi Ram, Dev Kumari Yadav, Majhaura, and Satish. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha- Goit (JTMM-G) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 8 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 8
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Nepal: Eight People Killed in IED Explosion in Siraha District, Armed Group Takes Responsibility," The Kathmandu Post Online, March 24, 2018.
"8 injured in Lahan IED explosion," My Republica, March 23, 2018.
"Six injured in Lahan bomb explosion," My Republica, March 23, 2018.