Incident Summary:

03/14/2009: On Saturday morning, in Pathum Thani, Thailand, assailants threw a ping pong bomb at Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban's vehicle, lightly wounding a nearby photographer, Chatchai Gaybui. Four members of the National United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) claimed responsibility.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Pathum thani


Location Details:
The attack took place in an unspecified area of Pathum Thani, Thailand.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Thailand Government
Specific Description The Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban
Nationality of Target Thailand
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device 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 It is unclear whether or not the National United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) is a violent political party or a terrorist organization.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
National United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Photographer Wounded by UDD in Pathum Thani, Thailand," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, December 21, 2009
Thai Press Reports, "Thailand Demonstrators Pelts Motorcade of Deputy Prime Minister Suthep With Various Objects," LexisNexis Academic, Thai Press Reports,March 16, 2009.