Incident Summary:

12/24/2001: Suspected Muslim extremists attacked a police post in an unspecified location in Narathiwat province. It was suspected that the attacks were linked to the killing of Madari Ni-ing Jae Ae, a top official of the Pattani United Liberation Organization. One police officer was killed in the attack.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Thailand Interior Ministry
Specific Description Police post in Narathiwat province, Thailand
Nationality of Target Thailand
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 Automatic Weapon
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information This was one of five related attacks (cf. [200112240003-07). All of the attacks occurred within 30 minutes of each other during the night of December 24, 2001. They were all interpreted as revenge attacks for the killing of Madari Ni-ing Jae Ae, a top official of the Pattani United Liberation Organization in November 2001.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
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 Unknown
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
“Southern terrorists kill six policemen during attacks on remote posts," Bangkok Radio, December 25, 2001.
“Five policemen killed as gunmen attack posts in Thailand," AFX News Limited, December 25, 2001.
“Suspected Muslim separatists kill six in Thai police attacks," Agence France Presse, December 25, 2001.