Incident Summary:

01/05/2018: Assailants detonated an explosive device and opened fire on a military vehicle between Tayein and Kyunbauk Pyusu in Maungdaw district, Rakhine, Myanmar. At least seven people, including six soldiers and the civilian driver, were injured in the attack. The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in response to the poor treatment of members of the Rohingya community in Myanmar.

GTD ID:
201801050012

When:
2018-01-05

Country:
Myanmar

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Rakhine

City:
Maungdaw district

Location Details:
The incident occurred in between Tayein and Kyunbauk Pyusu

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Myanmar Army
Specific Description Vehicle
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
Firearms Other Gun Type
Weapon Details
Homemade landmines and homemade guns 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 10
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Rohingya group claims attack on Myanmar military truck in Rakhine," Japan Economic Newswire, January 7, 2018.
"Rohingya group claims attack on Myanmar military," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, January 7, 2018.
"Rohingya rebels ambush Myanmar soldiers," Al Jazeera, January 6, 2018.