Terrorism in Nepal

The risk of terrorist attacks in Nepal over the past years can be classified as almost insignificant. Compared to other countries here are only quite a few incedents. Over the past 5 years a total number of 445 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 12 people have been killed and 212 injured.

In 13 incedents a total of 20 people have been kidnapped or taken as hostage, though a ransom was rarely (1 times) extorted.

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Most frequent attack targets in Nepal

(2013 to 2017)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Political parties1294808
Government812515
Private citizens503443
Business27131
Educational institution22003
Transportation191340
Police153180
Telecommunication13000
Journalists & Media8080
Religious institutions6020


Most affected regions

(2013 to 2017)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Central814838
Province 3641184
Eastern493281
Province 1460151
Province 2360160
Province 5331341
Mid-Western30031
Province 429040
Western28130
Province 724103
Province 615171
Far-Western7000


Terrorist organisations in Nepal

OrganisationAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Young Communist League8000
Hindu Morcha Nepal4020
Terai Communist Party2000
All Nepal National Free Student Union-Revolutionary2003
Shiv Sena1010
Janatantrik Tiger Janashakti Party1100
Maoists1000
Pragatishil Tarai Mukti Morcha1040


All information sourced from the "National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism" (START) and its Global Terrorism Database. An act of terrorism is concidered every incident which is aimed at attaining a political, economic, religious, or social goal, but not for pure profit motives. In addition these incidents must not be legitimized by warfare activities, listet in the Geneva Conventions of 1949.