Incident Reports

Five mine workers injured as group detonates IED targeting a cement factory in Udayapur


Province 1, Udayapur, Katari, Ward 8

Five mine workers were injured when a group of seven unidentified people detonated an IED (Unidentified Explosive Device) targeting the mine area of Solar Cement Industry at Bhantawari in Katari Municipality-8 on December 3. The group even set fire to the mine's excavator.  No one has claimed responsibility for the blast.

The injured are identified as 24-year-old Bishnu Bahadur Magar, 23-year-old Navin Magar, 25-year-old Durga Tamang, 30-year-old Sagar Moktan and 18-year-old Shiva Shankar Moktan. The blast destroyed three excavators and an unmarked motorcycle in the mining area of the industry.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Symbolic violence
Weapons Improvised explosive device (IED)
Primary Cause Unclear
Actor 1 - Number of people 8
Actor 1 - Affiliations Unclear
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 5
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Private company
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Injured 5
Youth Injured 4
Totally damaged Vehicles 4
Severely damaged Vehicles 4