Incident Summary:

11/20/2016: An explosive device detonated at Capital Hypermarket in Dawbon neighborhood, Yangon, Myanmar. There were no reported casualties in the blast. This was one of two related attacks at the hypermarket on this date. Muslim extremists claimed responsibility for the incidents.

GTD ID:
201611200025

When:
2016-11-20

Country:
Myanmar

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Yangon

City:
Yangon

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Dawbon neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Capital Diamond Star Group (CDSG)
Specific Description Capital Hypermarket
Nationality of Target Myanmar
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Homemade explosive devices were used in the attack.
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Muslim extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Crude bob explodes in Myanmar government office; no injuries," Associated Press, November 26, 2016.
"Myanmar police arrest three over Yangon bombings," Indian Express, November 26, 2016.
"Explosions hit Myanmar immigration office in Yangon," Channel NewsAsia, November 24, 2016.