Incident Summary:

11/15/2017: Three landmines detonated targeting three military vehicles in Pharpyaw, Mrauk-U district, near Minbya, Rakhine State, Myanmar. There were no reported casualties in the blasts. This was one of two similar attacks in Rakhine on the same day. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Mrauk-U district, near Minbya.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Armed Forces of Myanmar
Specific Description Vehicles
Nationality of Target Myanmar
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Land Mine
Weapon Details
Three landmines 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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
"Burma: Landmines ‘apparently targeting' military convoys in Rakhine," Democratic Voice of Burma Online, November 17, 2017.
"Myanmar military trucks hit landmines in troubled Rakhine; one injured," Business Insider UK, November 17, 2017.
"Burma: No one injured in landmine explosions in Minbya Township," Eleven Media Group, November 17, 2017.