Incident Summary:

11/29/2008: On Saturday at about 0000 midnight, a grenade was hurled into crowd of People's Alliance for Democracy protesters occupying the premier's offices at the Government House in Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand. Forty-six people were injured and one person was killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200811290001

When:
2008-11-29

Country:
Thailand

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Bangkok

City:
Bangkok

Location Details:
The attack took place at the Government House 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 protesters
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 Grenade
Weapon Details
A grenade 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 fatalities for this attack from zero to one, and the injuries for this attack from 46 to 50, 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 / 46 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 46
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Xinhua News Agency, "Injuries in Anti-gov't Rally Site Explosion Reach 50," Xinhua News Agency, November 30, 2008, http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-11/30/content_10433356.htm."
"Ian MacKinnon, "Bangkok Chaos Grows After Grenade Attack on Opposition Protesters," The Guardian, November 30, 2008, http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/nov/30/thailand-demonstration."
"National Counterterrorism Center, "One Political Party Member Killed, 48 Others Wounded in Grenade Attack in Bangkok, Krung Thep Mahanakhon, Thailand," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, December 3, 2009."