Incident Summary:

09/30/2009: On Wednesday at 1200 noon, in Chanae, Narathiwat, Thailand, the chairman of Chang Puag Tambon Administrative Organization, Ku-ayi Tuanpa, was killed in a drive-by shooting at the Lamphu intersection. Mr. Ku-ayi was driving a pickup in company with his friend, Sinuden Satorpa, a village chief, when they were attacked by gunmen in another pick-up. He died on the spot. Mr Sinuden was seriously injured and admitted to Narathiwat Ratchanakarin hospital. The driver of the pick-up truck was also killed in the attack. Police blamed separatist militants for the attack. No group claimed responsibility and no damage was reported.




Southeast Asia

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Location Details:
The attack took place at the Lamphu intersection in Chanae.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Thai Government
Specific Description The chairman of Chang Puag Tambon Administrative Organization, Ku-ayi Tuanpa, and Sinuden Satorpa, a village chief,
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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
Bangkok Post, "TAO Chief Shot to Death in Narathiwat," Bangkok Post, (September 29, 2009).
Bangkok Post, "Leader Shot to Death," (September 29, 2009).
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Subdistrict Chief, One Government Employee Killed, One Village Chief Wounded in Armed Attack by Suspected Muslim Separatists in Chanae, Narathiwat, Thailand," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, January 13, 2010.