Incident Summary:

06/22/2019: Assailants fired rockets at a naval ship in Sittwe, Rakhine, Myanmar. At least three soldiers were killed and soldier was injured in the attack. The Arakan Army (AA) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201906220024

When:
2019-06-22

Country:
Myanmar

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Rakhine

City:
Sittwe

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Myanmar Navy
Specific Description Ship
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Type 63 rockets 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) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"UN expert 'fears for civilians' after Internet shutdown in Myanmar," Financial Express Bangladesh, June 24, 2019.
"3 killed in rocket attack on army tugboat in western Myanmar," Trend News (English), June 23, 2019.
"Myanmar (Burma): AA attacks three naval vessels anchored near Yathedaung," Thai News Service, July 22, 2019.