Incident Summary:

11/17/2020: A landmine detonated against a civilian vehicle between Tharyargone and Khayay Myaing, Rakhine, Myanmar. Three civilians were killed and 6 civilians were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Maungdaw district

Location Details:
The incident occurred between Tharyargone and Khayay Myaing.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Car
Nationality of Target Myanmar
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 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
Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Myanmar (Burma): Landmine Deaths Break Quiet But Myanmar's Rakhine Clash-Free For a Week," Asia News Monitor, November 20, 2020.
"Three Die in Landmine Blast in Myanmar’s Rakhine State,", November 18, 2020.