Incident Summary:

09/26/2014: Assailants opened fire on a military vehicle and kidnapped 19 soldiers and police officers in Karentaw, Kyaikmayaw district, Mon, Myanmar. One soldier was wounded in the attack, and the hostages were released later the same day. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed it to the Kalo Htoo Baw faction of the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Kyaikmayaw district

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Karentaw village

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Myanmar Army
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target Myanmar
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 19
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) Kalo Htoo Baw No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Fighting Rages on Between Myanmar Military and Karen Rebels," Radio Free Asia, September 30, 2014.
"Myanmar Army clashes with DKBA Kalo Htoo Baw in Mon State," Eleven Myanmar, September 28, 2014.