Incident Summary:

08/31/2006: Thai southern Muslim militants detonated at least 23 bombs simultaneously at several commercial banks in southernmost province of Yala, Thailand Thursday morning, killing at least one person and injuring 23.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attacks were carried out in five districts in Yala -- 11 in the provincial capital Yala city, six in Betong district, two in Yaha district, two in Bannang Sata district and two in Raman district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Thailand
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Banks
Specific Description Commercial banks
Nationality of Target Thailand
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
The bombs were hidden in large books and women's handbags.
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
Bersatu (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 23 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 23
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
“Militants Explode Banks in Southern Thailand,” Xinhua, August 31, 2006.
“Near Simultaneous Bomb Attacks on Banks in South Thailand Kill 1, Wound 23,” Kyodo World Service, August 31, 2006.
“Thai Muslim Militants Launch at Least 19 Simultaneous Bomb Attacks in South,” Xinhua, August 31, 2006.