Incident Reports

Fire due to arson attack: Assumption Church


Bagmati, Lalitpur, Lalitpur, Ward 3

Unidentified people carried out an arson attack on the premises of the Dhobighat-based Assumption Church, the Assumption Church claimed. Earlier, it was reported that it was an incident of fire. In a statement, the Catholic church said two motorcycles and a four-wheeler were completely destroyed in the arson. Likewise, the priest’s quarters and the church’s western entrance were also affected, the church said, expressing grief over the incident. It further expressed its belief that the government will launch a fair investigation into the incident. Earlier in 2009, two people were killed in a bomb attack at the same church. 
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Arson
Weapons Fire
Primary Cause Unclear
Actor 1 - Number of people 4
Actor 1 - Affiliations Unclear
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people NA
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Christian Religious Organization
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total damaged Buildings 1
Totally damaged Vehicles 3
Severely damaged Vehicles 3
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