Incident Summary:

08/17/2019: Explosive devices planted around the Gote Twin bridge were discovered and safely defused in Nawnghkio, Shan, Myanmar. 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).

GTD ID:
201908170026

When:
2019-08-17

Country:
Myanmar

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Shan

City:
Nawnghkio

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Gote Twin Bridge
Nationality of Target Myanmar
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Thirty-three explosive devices 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) 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
Sources
"Armed groups continue to attack largest city in northern Myanmar state," Xinhua General News Service, August 18, 2019.