Incident Summary:

02/26/2019: An explosive device detonated at the residence of a military major, identified as Major Kyaw Swar, in Buthidaung, Rakhine, Myanmar. Swar's wife, Nan Moh Moh Zaw, was killed in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201902260020

When:
2019-02-26

Country:
Myanmar

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Rakhine

City:
Buthidaung

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Armed Forces of Myanmar
Specific Description Officer: Major Kyaw Swar
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 Pipe Bomb
Weapon Details
A handmade pipe bomb containing steel balls 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) 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 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
Sources
"Explosion Kills Army Major’s Wife in Myanmar’s Buthidaung Township," Radio Free Asia, February 26, 2019.
"Myanmar officer’s wife killed by pipe bomb in latest Rakhine violence," Borneo Bulletin, March 1, 2019.