Incident Summary:

08/27/2017: Assailants armed with explosive devices attacked a Myanmar Police Force (MPF) outpost in Kyaungtaung, Rakhine, Myanmar. There were no reported casualties in the incident. This was one of 17 coordinated attacks in Maungdaw district on the same day. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201708270035

When:
2017-08-27

Country:
Myanmar

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Rakhine

City:
Kyaungtaung

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 Outpost
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
Homemade 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 200
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
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.