Incident Summary:

10/11/2014: A mortar exploded near a rest stop in Alae Botae area, Kawkereik district, Kayin state, Myanmar. At least four civilians were killed and 10 were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, military sources suspected the involvement of the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA), who denied responsibility.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Kawkereik district

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Alae Botae area

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Myanmar
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Four civilians killed in explosion in troubled Myanmar region," Agence France Presse -- English, October 12, 2014.
"DKBA denies responsibility for deadly mortar attack," DVB, October 13, 2014.
"Four civilians, including 12-year-old boy, killed by explosion in conflict-hit eastern Myanmar," Straits Times, October 12, 2014.