Incident Summary:

03/10/2019: Assailants opened fire on a police boat along Kardi Creek in Gwazon, Rakhine, Myanmar. There were no reported casualties, though one police officer was reported missing. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Arakan Army (AA).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Kardi Creek

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Gwazon 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 Police Boat
Nationality of Target Myanmar
Additional Information
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Myanmar: Ethnic militants attack police boat," Global English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), March 11, 2019.
"Ethnic insurgents step up attacks against police force in Myanmar western state," Xinhua News Agency, March 11, 2019.