Incident Summary:

12/08/2017: Three explosive device detonated near a military convoy along Yangon-Sittwe Road outside Toke Chaung, Myebon district, Rakhine, Myanmar. At least four soldiers were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Arakan Army (AA), which denied responsibility.

GTD ID:
201712080025

When:
2017-12-08

Country:
Myanmar

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Rakhine

City:
Near Toke Chaung

Location Details:
The incident occurred near Thilar, along the Yangon-Sittwe road.

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 Convoy
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
At least three handmade landmines were 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Arakan Army (AA) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Myanmar: New Year Opens With Fighting, Attack on Top Official in Myanmar's Rakhine State," ReliefWeb, January 3, 2019.
"Mines Blow up Myanmar Army Convoy in Rakhine State, Injuring Four Soldiers," Government Publications & Documents, December 8, 2017.
"Burma: Four servicemen get minor injuries in mine explosions on Yangon-Sittwe road," Eleven Media Group, December 9, 2017.