Incident Summary:

07/19/2019: Assailants fired rockets at government naval boats in Kyaukmaw Paik Seik, Rakhine, Myanmar. An army captain and two naval personnel were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Arakan Army (AA).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Kyaukmaw Paik Seik

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Myebon district.

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 Ships
Nationality of Target Myanmar
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
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) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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
"Fighting between AA and Tatmadaw forces villagers to flee," Mizzima, July 23, 2019.
"Myanmar Army Denies Burning Fishing Village Near Site of Rebel Attack on Naval Boats," Government Publications & Documents, July 23, 2019.
"Myanmar (Burma): AA attacks three naval vessels anchored near Yathedaung," Thai News Service, July 22, 2019.