Incident Summary:

03/06/2017: Assailants raided a hotel in Laukkaing, Shan, Myanmar. At least one staff member was killed and 260 employees were abducted in the incident. The hostages were taken to China, and 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 Kunlong 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: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Hotel/Casino
Nationality of Target Myanmar
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 260
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
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 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) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 45
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Rebels Abduct 260 Hotel Workers from Northern Myanmar," Latin American Herald Tribune, March 14, 2017.
"260 hotel workers abducted in Myanmar," Business Standard India, March 14, 2017.
"Burma: Kokang Ethic Armed Group Denies Reports of Kidnapping 80 Female Casino Staff," Democratic Voice of Burma Online, March 8, 2017.