Incident Summary:

09/14/2017: Assailants set fire to a police post in Mee Taik Chaungwa, Rakhine, Myanmar. There were no reported casualties. This was one of three related attacks targeting police posts in Maungdaw district on the same day. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, sources attributed the attacks to the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Mee Taik Chaungwa

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Maungdaw district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Myanmar Police Force (MPF)
Specific Description Post
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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 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
"3 more police outposts in Myanmar's Rakhine state burned down by terrorists," Xinhua News Agency, September 14, 2017.
"Rohingya terrorists continue attacks, burn down Rahkine police posts," Hong Kong Standard Finance, September 14, 2017.