Incident Summary:

03/09/2019: Assailants opened fire on a police outpost in Ponnagyun, Rakhine, Myanmar. At least nine police officers were killed and two officers were injured in the attack. The assailants sustained an unknown number of casualties. The Arakan Army (AA) claimed responsibility for the incident, though a spokesperson for the group later denied that the group's central command ordered the attack.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Yoe Ta Yoke area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Myanmar Police Force (MPF)
Specific Description Yoe Ta Yoke Police Station
Nationality of Target Myanmar
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
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) (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 60
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 9 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"MYANMAR CONFLICT - Guerilla group kills nine police officers in western Myanmar," EFE, March 10, 2019.
"Rakhine rebels kill nine in fresh strike on Myanmar police," Reuters UK, March 10, 2019.
"Bangladesh: Al-Firdaws News Agency Claims Muslim Rebels Blamed for 9 March Attack in Rakhine State," Summary, March 11, 2019.