Incident Summary:

01/14/2008: A remotely detonated bomb exploded in Yala’s morning market leaving approximately thirty seven civilians injured. The insurgents detonated by bomb via cell phone on a stolen motorcycle. No group claimed responsibility for the attack; however the Muslim insurgency has been particularly active in this region.

GTD ID:
200801140003

When:
2008-01-14

Country:
Thailand

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Yala (Province)

City:
Unknown

Location Details:
A morning market in Yala province

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians shopping at a morning market
Nationality of Target Thailand
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Remote Trigger
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 37 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 37
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Sumeth Panpetch, “Suspected Islamic insurgents behead Thai soldier, kill 2 more rebellion,” The Associated Press, January 15, 2008.
“At least 37 hurt in blast in southern Thailand: hospital,” Agence France Presse, January 15, 2008.
“Bomb blast injured 27 in Thailand’s troubled south,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, January 15, 2008.