Incident Summary:

08/27/2017: Assailants armed with explosive devices attacked a Myanmar Police Force (MPF) station in Ngayantchaung, Rakhine, Myanmar. This was one of two incidents targeting the same police station and one of 17 coordinated attacks in Maungdaw district on the same day. At least one civilian was injured across both incidents targeting the police station. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201708270030

When:
2017-08-27

Country:
Myanmar

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Rakhine

City:
Ngayantchaung

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Maungdaw township.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Myanmar Police Force (MPF)
Specific Description Police Station
Nationality of Target Myanmar
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Handmade explosive devices 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 Casualty numbers represent a division of the total number of those wounded across incidents 201708270030, 201708270031.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 100
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"MYANMAR VILLAGERS FLEE MAUNGDAW TOWNSHIP AMID BURNINGS IN NORTHERN RAKHINE," States News Service, August 28, 2017.
"Burma: Civilians Targeted by Rohingya Militants as Violence Continues in Rakhine," The Irrawaddy Online, August 27, 2017.