Incident Reports

Pressure cooker bomb explodes in Butwal


Lumbini, Rupandehi, Butwal

KATHMANDU, May 12: A bomb has exploded at Milanchowk in Butwal on the eve of local elections. The bomb exploded at around 8:30 PM on Wednesday.

According to the Area Police Office, Butwal, a pressure cooker bomb exploded in front of the Sunrise Bank in Milanchowk. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the blast. However, a pamphlet with the name CPN (Maoist Center was found on the spot and the pamphlet asked all to boycott the local elections.

A team of Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force personnel had reached the site after learning of the bomb blast.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Remote violence
Weapons Improvised explosive device (IED)
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Actor 1 - Number of people N
Actor 1 - Affiliations Unclear
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people N
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Group of civilians (only Target)
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
National/Online Media