Incident Summary:

01/03/2018: Assailants shelled a military outpost in Nan Kyin, Kachin, Myanmar. An unknown number of assailants were killed and an unknown number of soldiers were injured in the attack and ensuing clash. The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201801030038

When:
2018-01-03

Country:
Myanmar

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kachin

City:
Nan Kyin

Location Details:
The incident occurred near Myitkyina.

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 Outpost
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.)
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
Kachin Independence Army (KIA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"KIA downplays its objectives in recent hostilities," DVB, February 6, 2018.