Incident Summary:

11/26/2019: A landmine detonated in Hsipaw, Shan, Myanmar. One German tourist was killed and an Argentinian tourist was injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201911260005

When:
2019-11-26

Country:
Myanmar

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Shan

City:
Hsipaw

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Tourists
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Tourist
Nationality of Target Germany
Target Type: Tourists
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Tourist
Nationality of Target Argentina
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Land Mine
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Tourist killed by landmine in Myanmar, charity says," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, November 27, 2019.
"Landmine Blast Kills German Tourist in Myanmar," Latin American Herald Tribune, November 27, 2019.