Incident Summary:

08/20/2019: Explosive devices detonated targeting a police convoy in Ponnagyun, Rakhine, Myanmar. This was one of two related attacks targeting this convoy in Rakhine on this date. At least three police officer were killed and three other officers were injured across both blasts. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Arakan Army (AA).

GTD ID:
201908200033

When:
2019-08-20

Country:
Myanmar

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Rakhine

City:
Ponnagyun

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 Convoy
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/Bombs/Dynamite 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 201908200033 and 201908200034.
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 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"2 policemen killed in convoy attack by insurgents in western Myanmar," Xinhua General News Service, October 25, 2019.
"Policeman Killed, Five Officers Injured in Attack on Convoy in Myanmar’s Rakhine State," Radio Free Asia, August 20, 2019.
"Police convoy hits landmines in Ponnagyun Township," Bnionline.net, August 21, 2019.