Incident Summary:

01/24/2019: Assailants armed with projectiles and firearms attacked a police checkpost in Maungdaw, Rakhine, Myanmar. At least three police officers were injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to both the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) and the Arakan Army (AA).

GTD ID:
201901240007

When:
2019-01-24

Country:
Myanmar

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Rakhine

City:
Maungdaw

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Border Guard Forces (BGF)
Specific Description Checkpost
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Unknown Gun 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Arakan Army (AA) No
Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 40
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Three injured in bombing of Myanmar border police outpost," Straits Times, January 25, 2019.
"Southeast Asia Snapshot 25 January 2019," Summary, January 25, 2019.
"Burma: Govt Reports 2nd ARSA Attack in Northern Rakhine State This Month," The Irrawaddy Online, January 24, 2019.