Incident Summary:

10/09/2019: Assailants armed with firearms and rocket-propelled grenades (RPG) attacked a military convoy in Hseni, Shan, Myanmar. Three soldiers were killed and 10 others, including seven civilians and three soldiers, were injured in the attack. The Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that they carried out the attack to due a continued military presence in the area.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Hseni

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Myanmar Army
Specific Description Convoy
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and firearms 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
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 / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Three Myanmar Soldiers Die in Shan State Ethnic Army Ambush," MyanmarNews.Net, October 9, 2019.
"Three Myanmar Soldiers Killed as TNLA Attacks Army Convoy in Northern Shan State,", October 9, 2019.