Incident Summary:

11/20/2008: On Thursday night at 0330, an explosive projectile launched by M-79 grenade launcher was fired into the Government House compound at members of the anti-government People's Alliance for Democracy encampment in Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand. One person was killed and 22 others were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
200811200001

When:
2008-11-20

Country:
Thailand

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Bangkok

City:
Bangkok

Location Details:
The attack took place at the Government House compound in Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity People's Alliance for Democracy
Specific Description People's Alliance for Democracy members
Nationality of Target Thailand
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
An M-79 grenade launcher was 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 The most recent available sources listed the injuries for this attack from 22 to 26, so the majority casualty figures have been used in order to preserve statistical accuracy in the database.
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 1 Fatalities / 22 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 22
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"The Australian, "Protester Killed in Thai Bomb Attack," The Australian, November 21, 2008."
"Thai News Agency, "One Killed, 22 Wounded in Grenade Attack at Government House," http://enews.mcot.net/view.php?id=7341, November 20, 2008."
"Xinhua News Agency, "Bomb Blast in Thai Government House Kills One, Injures 26," Xinhua News Agency, November 20, 2008, http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-11/20/content_10385251.htm."