Incident Summary:

08/17/2019: Assailants attacked an ambulance in Lashio district, Shan, Myanmar. At least one rescue worker was killed and several others were injured in the attack. 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 twenty kilometers outside of Lashio Township.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Other
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Ambulance
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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) Lack of Intentionality
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. It was unclear who initiated the attack.
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 1 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"TARGETING THE RESCUERS," Mizzima Business Weekly, September 5, 2019.
"Rescue worker killed in attack on ambulance in northern Myanmar - army," Today Online, August 17, 2019.
"Rescue worker killed in attack on ambulance in northern Myanmar,", August 18, 2019.