Incident Summary:

01/16/2008: A bomb that was strapped to a motorcycle exploded near a marketplace in Yala town, Thailand. The attack, by unknown perpetrators, killed no one but injured forty-four people.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Yala Province/Muang District

Yala town

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Marketplace
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Thailand
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
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 Perpetrators are suspected insurgents.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 44 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 44
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
“Thailand: Bomb Explosion at Morning Market in Yala Province Injures 44 People,” Bangkok Post (Internet Version-WWW), January 16, 2008.
“Bomb explodes in Yala, 43 injured,” The Nation (Thailand), January 16, 2008.
“Asia Times: ‘Insurgency Woes for New Thai Government,’ Hong Kong Asia Times Online WWW-Text, January 16, 2008.