Incident Summary:

12/24/2018: Assailants shot and killed Khin Than Maung, an Arakan League for Democracy (ALD) leader, at his residence in Kyar Inn Taung, Rakhine, Myanmar. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that the Arakan Army (AA) may have carried out the attack.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Kyar Inn Taung

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Myebon township.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Arakan League for Democracy (ALD)
Specific Description Leader: Khin Than Maung
Nationality of Target Myanmar
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
A 9-mm pistol 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) State Actor
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Supporters of the Arakan Army (AA) speculated that Myanmar military intelligence officials carried out the attack.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Arakan Army (AA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Village Head Shot Dead by Unknown Assailants in Myanmar’s Rakhine State," Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2019.
"Myanmar’s Rakhine torched anew by insurgent fire," Asia Times Online, January 3, 2019.