Incident Summary:

10/24/2019: Assailants detonated two explosive devices targeting a police convoy on Buthidaung-Maungtaw road in Buthidaung, Rakhine, Myanmar. At least two police officers were killed and seven other people were injured in the blast, including five police officers and two civilians. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Arakan Army (AA).

GTD ID:
201910240019

When:
2019-10-24

Country:
Myanmar

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Rakhine

City:
Buthidaung

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
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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/Bombs/Dynamite Land Mine
Weapon Details
Two remote-controlled roadside landmines 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
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 10
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
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.
"2 policemen killed in convoy attack by insurgents in western Myanmar," NewsSummedUp.com, October 25, 2019.