Incident Summary:

02/21/2018: An explosive device detonated outside the Yoma Bank in Lashio, Shan, Myanmar. At least two bank employees were killed and 22 people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Yoma Bank
Specific Description Bank
Nationality of Target Myanmar
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
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
Additional Information The victims included Phyo Min Thant and Ma Ei Su Win Aung. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
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 2 Fatalities / 22 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 22
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Bank IED attack in Myanmar's Shan State indicates increasing risk to commercial assets due to military-militant conflict," IHS Global Insight, February 23, 2018.
"Burma: Wounded Bank Employees in Yangon for Treatment; Ta'ang Army Denies Involvement in Blast," Mizzima, February 23, 2018.
"Injury toll rises to 22 in bomb explosion in northern Myanmar," Xinhua General News Service, February 22, 2018.