Incident Summary:

03/06/2017: Assailants armed with projectiles and firearms attacked Yanlone Kyine police station in Laukkaing, Shan, Myanmar. At least 30 people, including five police officers, five civilians, and 20 assailants, were killed and four other officers were abducted in the ensuing clash. The outcome of the kidnapping is unknown. This was one of two attacks in Laukkaing on the same day. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incidents to the National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA-ESSA).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Laogai district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Luakkai Town
Specific Description Town
Nationality of Target Myanmar
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 4
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
Rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), firearms, and fire 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
Additional Information Hostage numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA-ESSA) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 30 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 30
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 20
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"30 killed in fighting in Myanmar town close to China," Japan Economic Newswire, March 6, 2017.
"'30 killed' after rebel group attacks Myanmar town," Anadolu Ajansi, March 6, 2017.
"Attack by Kokang Fighters in Myanmar’s Shan State Leaves 30 Dead," Radio Free Asia, March 6, 2017.