Incident Summary:

11/20/2016: Assailants attacked a military post in Ward 1 area, Shan, Myanmar. There were no reported casualties. This was one of 12 coordinated attacks in the area on this date. The Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), the Arakan Army (AA), the National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA-ESSA), and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) jointly claimed responsibility for the incidents.

GTD ID:
201611200046

When:
2016-11-20

Country:
Myanmar

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Shan

City:
Unknown

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Ward 1 area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Armed Forces of Myanmar
Specific Description Post
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?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information This incident is part of a set of coordinated attacks in which both military and non-military entities were targeted.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Arakan Army (AA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA-ESSA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
"Rebels attack major trading town on Chinese border in Myanmar," Japan Economic Newswire, November 20, 2016.
"Series of small blasts hit Myanmar's largest city," Anadolu Ajansi, November 25, 2016.
"Fearing Spillover of Rebel Attacks, Police Step up Security in Myanmar's Kachin State," Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2016.