Incident Summary:

06/27/2019: Assailants detonated an explosive device and opened fire targeting an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) convoy in Kyauktaw, Rakhine, Myanmar. No casualties were reported. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Arakan Army (AA), which the group denied.

GTD ID:
201906280016

When:
2019-06-27

Country:
Myanmar

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Rakhine

City:
Near Kyauktaw

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: NGO
Name of Entity International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target International
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 Land Mine
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Three remote-detonated roadside landmines and firearms 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) State Actor
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources suspected the attack may have been carried out by the military.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Arakan Army (AA) (suspected) 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
Sources
"Myanmar Military, Arakan Army Trade Blame Over Attack on Red Cross Supply Truck," Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2019.
"Roadside Bomb Explosion Hit ICRC Convey Near Kyauk Kyat vill...," Bnionline.net, July 1, 2019.
"Myanmar (Burma): Red Cross Aid Convoy Hit by Roadside Blast in N. Rakhine," Thai News Service, July 1, 2019.