Incident Summary:

08/25/2017: Assailants attacked and killed a local village head in Maungdaw, Rakhine, Myanmar. This was one of four similar incidents in Maungdaw on the same day. No group claimed responsibility for the attacks; however, sources attributed the attacks to the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA).

GTD ID:
201708250043

When:
2017-08-25

Country:
Myanmar

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Rakhine

City:
Maungdaw

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Maungdaw
Specific Description Village Head
Nationality of Target Myanmar
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
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
Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Death toll tops 100 in Myanmar's Rakhine as bloodshed continues," Japan Economic Newswire, August 27, 2017.
"Terrorists kill 18 villagers involved in NVC program," Mizzima News, November 10, 2017.
"Violence continues in Myanmar's Rakhine State," Hindustan Times, August 26, 2017.