Incident Summary:

09/29/2009: On Tuesday, four gunmen in fake police uniforms went to an irrigation official's house in neighboring Pattani province, Thailand and pretended to ask for escaped militants, police said. They sprayed bullets at four people inside the house, killing a male Muslim security guard and a Buddhist woman and wounding two other men. No group claimed responsibility.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



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

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilians
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms were 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Agence France Presse, “Four Killed as Thai Militants Target Civilians in South,” (September 29, 2009).
Agence France Presse, “Four Killed as Thai Militants Target Civilians in South,” LexisNexis Academic, Agence France Presse, September 30, 2009.