Incident Summary:

08/30/2020: Assailants opened fire on a military post between Kawkareik and Myawaddy, Kayin, Myanmar. Two soldiers were killed in the attack. This was one of two related incidents in the area on this date. A suspect claimed that he was trained and ordered to carry out the attack by the Karen National Union, but the group denied involvement. Sources also attributed the attack to the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred between Kawkareik and Myawaddy.

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 Tatmadaw Outpost
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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
Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) No
Karen National Union (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
"KNU Denies Burma Army Accusation Its Troops Killed Two Soldiers on the Kawkareik-Myawaddy Old Road and Booby Trapped Corpse Killing Three and Wounding Five More Soldiers,", October 6, 2020.