Incident Summary:

08/26/2017: Assailants, armed with explosive devices, attacked Myinlut village and set fire to several buildings, including mosques, religious schools, shops, and residences in Maungdaw district, Rakhine, Myanmar. There were no reported casualties in the incident. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred 25 kilometers southeast of Maungdaw.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Shops
Nationality of Target Myanmar
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Myinlut Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Myanmar
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Mosques
Nationality of Target Myanmar
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
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
"FOCUS: Residents fear for their lives after clashes in Myanmar's Rakhine," Japan Economic Newswire, September 1, 2017.
"Death toll tops 100 in Myanmar's Rakhine as bloodshed continues," Japan Economic Newswire, August 27, 2017.
"Terrorist attacks escalate in Myanmar's northern state," SINA, August 27, 2017.