Incident Reports

Pressure Cooker bomb blasts at Siraha Land Revenue Office


Province 2, Siraha, Lahan

A pressure cooker bomb exploded at the premises of the Land Revenue Office in Lahan Municipality of Siraha on March 14. The blast has left nine people (2 women and 6 men) injured including a staff of the office. Out of eight people, two are seriously injured. 

The blast also set fire to a room in the office. The fire was brought under control immediately. According to police, a pamphlet of Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha led by Jaya Krishna Goit was found on the spot.

The Janatantrik Tarai Mukti Morcha (Krantikari) led by Jai Krishna Goit has claimed responsibility for the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion. According to the press release issued by the group, the pressure cooker bomb that exploded at around 12:47 pm was placed by the group as part of a campaign against corruption that is rampant in Tarai.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Remote violence
Weapons Improvised explosive device (IED)
Primary Cause Unclear
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Tarai-based Armed Groups
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Other state institutions
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Injured 9
Female Injured 2
Total damaged Buildings 1
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