Incident Summary:

12/23/2017: Assailants fired projectiles that landed and detonated in Maiyu, Shan, Myanmar. At least one person was killed and three other people were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources suspected that the incident was carried out by the Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) or the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). Both groups denied involvement.

GTD ID:
201712230013

When:
2017-12-23

Country:
Myanmar

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Shan

City:
Maiyu

Location Details:
The incident occurred near Muse.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Maiyu Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Myanmar
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Artillery 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
Kachin Independence Army (KIA) (suspected) No
Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Burma: State PAS Latest News 27 December 2017," US Embassy Public Affairs Section, December 27, 2017.