Incident Summary:

05/15/2018: An explosive device detonated on railway tracks on a bridge between the Moe Kaung and Htou Pu railway stations in Kachin, Myanmar. There were no reported casualties. This was one of two related attacks targeting railway lines in Kachin on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents.

GTD ID:
201805150049

When:
2018-05-15

Country:
Myanmar

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kachin

City:
Unknown

Location Details:
The incident occurred between the Moe Kaung and Htou Pu railway stations

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Myanmar Railways
Specific Description Railway Tracks
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
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Landmine blasts disrupt rail travel in Mandalay," Myanmar Times, May 17, 2018.
"Bomb attacks damage train, rail tracks in Myanmar's state," CHINAdaily.com.cn, May 18, 2018.