Incident Summary:

08/15/2019: Assailants attacked a police outpost at Nawngkhio, Shan, Myanmar. This was one of five coordinated attacks in Mandalay and Shan on the same day. At least 15 people, including nine soldiers, three police officers, and three civilians, were killed and 13 people were injured across the five attacks. The Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), the Arakan Army (AA), and the National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA-ESSA) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack occurred in retaliation for military offenses in the Shan and Rakhine states.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Gote Twin Bridge.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Myanmar Police Force (MPF)
Specific Description Outpost
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 Land Mine
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers represent a division of the total number of those killed and wounded across incidents 201908150019, 201908150020, 201908150022, 201908150023 and 201908150024. This incident is part of a set of coordinated attacks in which military and non-military entities were targeted.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Arakan Army (AA) No
National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA-ESSA) No
Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) 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 / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Myanmar Says Ethnic Army Attacks Were ‘Acts of Terrorism’ That Hurt Peace Talks," Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2019.
"The death toll from Northern Alliance attack reaches 15," Mizzima News, August 16, 2019.
"Three Myanmar Ethnic Armies Stage ‘Brazen Attack’ in Mandalay Region And Northern Shan State," Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2019.