Incident Summary:

11/26/2015: Assailants abducted civilians from a village near Lashio, Shan state, Myanmar. This was one of four related attacks near Lashio on this day and one of three attacks with related casualties. At least 20 people were abducted across three of the incidents and the outcome of the abduction is unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Lashio

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
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 Yes
Number of Hostages 6
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty figures for this incident represent a division of the cumulative total of those kidnapped across incidents 201511260038, 201511260055, 201512010054.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Unidentified gunmen abduct 50 men from villages in Shan state," Mizzima, December 1, 2015.