Incident Summary:

03/14/2019: Assailants ambushed a military convoy along Mrauk U-Kyauktan road in Mrauk U, Rakhine, Myanmar. The outcome of the attack is unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Arakan Army (AA).

GTD ID:
201903140031

When:
2019-03-14

Country:
Myanmar

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Rakhine

City:
Mrauk-U

Location Details:
The incident occurred along Mrauk U-Kyauktan Road.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Armed Forces of Myanmar
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target Myanmar
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Land Mine
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Remote-controlled landmines were 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Arakan Army (AA) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 10
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Insurgents attack military convoy in Myanmar's western state," Xinhua General News Service, March 20, 2019.
"Myanmar security forces continue operation against insurgent group in western state," Xinhua News Agency, March 19, 2019.