Incident Summary:

09/29/2009: On Tuesday, four unidentified militants, dressed in police uniforms, attacked the residence of an irrigation official in an unreported location in an unspecified city in Pattani province, Thailand, killing a Muslim security guard, a Buddhist government employee, and two other civilians. No group claimed responsibility and no damage was reported.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place at the residence of an irrigation official in an unspecified city in Pattani.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Thai Government
Specific Description A government official was targeted at the victim's residence.
Nationality of Target Thailand
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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 4 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Jane's Intelligence, "Militants Kill Two in Thailand's Pattani," Terrorism Watch Report, September 29, 2009.
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Security Guard, One Government Employee Killed, Two Civilians Wounded in Armed Attack by Suspected Muslim Separatists in Pattani, Thailand," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, January 13, 2010.