Incident Summary:

08/26/2017: Assailants opened fire on a fleeing Hindu family in Myo Thu Gyi, Maungdaw district, Rakhine, Myanmar. At least six people were killed and two other people were injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Rohingya extremists.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Myo Thu Gyi

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Maungdaw township.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Hindu Civilians: Nara Nar, Han Mawtaw, Khu Law Ni
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?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included Chunan Dar, Shitar, and Markuna Fee. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Rohingya extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Death toll tops 100 in Myanmar's Rakhine as bloodshed continues," Japan Economic Newswire, August 27, 2017.
"Six Hindus massacred by Islamist militants in Arakan," Narinjara, August 27, 2017.
"Burma: Civilians Targeted by Rohingya Militants as Violence Continues in Rakhine," The Irrawaddy Online, August 27, 2017.