Incident Summary:

04/09/2019: Assailants attacked a police base in Mrauk-U, Rakhine, Myanmar. At least three people, including two police officers and one civilian, were killed and seven civilians were abducted in the assault. The outcome of the abduction is unknown. The Arakan Army (AA) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Myanmar Police Force (MPF)
Specific Description Residential Quarters
Nationality of Target Myanmar
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 7
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Arakan Army (AA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 200
Number of Captured Perpetrators 23
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"MRAUK-U ARTILLERY FIRING BASES ATTACKED: Accusation and counter-accusation between AA and...,", April 13, 2019.
"Report: Myanmar rebels kidnap civilians from police base,", April 11, 2019.
"Kyodo: UPDATE1: Myanmar Rebels Hit Police Base In Rakhine State, Kill 3," Kyodo World Service, April 11, 2019.