Incident Summary:

12/06/2018: An explosive device detonated prematurely as assailants were planting it between Buthidaung and Rathedaung in Sangotaung, Rakhine, Myanmar. Two assailants were killed in the blast. A second device was discovered and defused at the scene. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Arakan Army (AA).

GTD ID:
201812060021

When:
2018-12-06

Country:
Myanmar

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Rakhine

City:
Sangotaung

Location Details:
The incident occurred between Buthidaung and Rathedaung.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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 Land Mine
Weapon Details
Two remote-controlled roadside 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
Arakan Army (AA) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Myanmar's Rakhine torched anew by insurgent fire," Asia Times Online, January 3, 2019.
"Landmine Explosion in Northern Rakhine Kills Two," Irrawaddy.com, December 7, 2018.