Incident Summary:

12/16/2018: Assailants attacked a military logistics truck between the villages of Htee Swea and Kyauk Tan in Rakhine, Myanmar. Three soldiers were killed and at least 11 soldiers were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Arakan Army (AA)




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Rathedaung

Location Details:
The incident occurred between Htee Swea and Kyauk Tan.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Armed Forces of Myanmar
Specific Description Truck
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
A rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) was 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
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 3 Fatalities / 11 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 11
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Myanmar’s Rakhine torched anew by insurgent fire," Asia Times Online, January 3, 2019.
"Armed group, locals report Myanmar air force attack in Rakhine," Dhaka Tribune, December 18, 2018.
"Three Soldiers Killed in RPG Attack in Northern Rakhine State,", December 17, 2018.