Incident Summary:

11/15/2017: A landmine detonated near passing military vehicles in Vethali, central Rakhine, Myanmar. A civilian was injured in the blast. This was one of two similar attacks in Rakhine on the same day. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201711150031

When:
2017-11-15

Country:
Myanmar

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Rakhine

City:
Vethali

Location Details:
The incident occurred in central Rakhine.

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 No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Land Mine
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 / 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
"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.