Incident Summary:

01/08/2018: Two landmines detonated near internally displaced persons in a forest in Muse, Shan, Myanmar. Five people, including a village administrator and a Catholic priest, were injured in the blasts. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Muse district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Shan State
Specific Description Local Village Adminstrator: Yain Yaw
Nationality of Target Myanmar
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
Nationality of Target Myanmar
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Priest: Zau Kau
Nationality of Target Myanmar
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Land Mine
Weapon Details
Two 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
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 / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Burma: 5 injured in Shan State landmine blast," Democratic Voice of Burma Online, January 11, 2018.