Incident Summary:

01/01/2008: A total of five bombs exploded at two hotels in Narathiwat's Sungai Kolok municipality in the early hours of January 1, injuring 32 people, two of them critically.

GTD ID:
200801010026

When:
2008-01-01

Country:
Thailand

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Narathiwat (Province)

City:
Sungai Kolok district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Riviera and Marina Hotels
Specific Description
Nationality of Target Thailand
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Thai civilians at two hotels in Narathiwat's Sungai Kolok municipality
Nationality of Target Thailand
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians at two hotels in Narathiwat's Sungai Kolok municipality
Nationality of Target
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Three explosive devices and two explosive devices attached to motorcycles were used in the attack.
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
Additional Information Three suspects were arrested in connection with explosions - Muhammadsakee Maduereh, 23, Saheh Sa-a, 24, and Asro Mayi, 19.
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 0 Fatalities / 32 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 32
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Agence France Presse, “Millions party, but bombs and security fears cloud New Year,” January 1, 2008.
Angela Doland, “Around the world, revelers greet New Year with fireworks, singing, dancing,” Associated Press, January 1, 2008.
Thai Press Reports, “Thailand bombs explode at 2 hotels in Narathiwat,” January 2, 2008.