Incident Summary:

09/22/2017: An explosive device detonated between a mosque and a madrasa in Mee Kyaung Zay, near Buthidaung, Rakhine, Myanmar. There were no reported casualties in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Mee Kyaung Zay

Location Details:
The incident occurred near Buthidaung.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Mosque Compound
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 Land Mine
Weapon Details
A homemade landmine was used in the attack.
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
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
"Myanmar army blames Rohingya for mosque blast," Mizzima News, September 25, 2017.
"Bomb explodes at Buthidaung mosque," Democratic Voice of Burma, September 22, 2017.
"Thailand: Fresh fires, bomb blast in Myanmar's Rakhine: govt," The Nation Online, September 22, 2017.