Incident Summary:

08/12/2018: An explosive device detonated outside the mayor's office in Biratnagar, Province 1, Nepal. There were no reported casualties in the blast. The Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha- Goit (JTMM-G) claimed responsibility and stated that the attack was carried out in order to demonstrate that the group could operate in areas outside of Province 2. Sources also suspected that the incident was carried out by the Communist Party of Nepal - Maoist (CPN-Maoist-Chand).

GTD ID:
201808120022

When:
2018-08-12

Country:
Nepal

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Province 1

City:
Biratnagar

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Biratnagar
Specific Description Office of Mayor: Bhim Parajuli
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-detonated 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Communist Party of Nepal - Maoist (CPN-Maoist-Chand) No
Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha- Goit (JTMM-G) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
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
"List of NCP's attacks in 2018-19 from our record," My Republica, February 24, 2019.
"Biratnagar blast: Police yet to nab perpetrators," Kathmandu Post, August 13, 2018.
"Explosion outside Biratnagar mayor’s office," Kathmandu Post, August 13, 2018.