Incident Summary:

12/02/2008: On Tuesday morning, around 0015, in Bangkok, Krung Thep Mahanakhon, Thailand, several armed assailants launched a grenade into a crowd of People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) protestors near the Don Muang Airport, killing one protestor, wounding 22 others, and damaging the airport. The grenade was thrown from an adjoining flyover. No group claimed responsibility.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Bangkok

Location Details:
The attack took place near the Don Muang Airport in Bangkok.

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 A crowd of People's Alliance for Democracy
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 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 injuries for this attack from 20 to 22, 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
"National Counterterrorism Center, "One Political Party Member Killed, 22 Others Wounded in Grenade Attack in Bangkok, Krung Thep Mahanakhon, Thailand," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, December 02, 2009."
"Jack Lefley, Evening Standard, "Grenade Fired Into Crowd Kills Protester At Airport," LexisNexis Academic, Evening Standard, December 02, 2008."
"Agence France Presse, "Blast Kills One, Wounds 20 More At Bangkok Airport: Reports," LexisNexis Academic, Agence France Presse, December 01, 2008."