Incident Summary:

08/17/2019: Assailants attacked two bridges in Lashio district, Shan, Myanmar. There were no reported casualties in the attack. This was one of two related attacks in Shan on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Arakan Army (AA), the National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA-ESSA), and the Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Lashio district

Location Details:
The incident occurred between Hsenwi and Kunlong.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Goktwin Bridge
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 Land Mine
Weapon Details
Two landmines were used in the attack.
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Arakan Army (AA) No
National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA-ESSA) No
Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) 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
"Damaged Goktwin Bridge Fixed Just Days After Clashes,", August 22, 2019.
"Three-member alliance continues attacks," Mizzima News, August 19, 2019.
"Rescue worker killed in attack on ambulance in northern Myanmar - army," Today Online, August 17, 2019.