Incident Summary:

03/31/2012: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated at the Lee Gardens Plaza Hotel in Hat Yai city, Songkhla province, Thailand. Thirteen people were killed and 400 wounded in this incident, which was one of three car bombings in Thailand on this day. On February 14, 2013, Jaema Wani confessed to being one of the three men who carried out this attack.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Hat Yai

Location Details:
Attack occurred at the Lee Gardens Plaza Hotel, Hat Yai, Songkhla Province, Thailand

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Lee Gardens Plaza Hotel
Specific Description Buildling
Nationality of Target Thailand
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
A sedan vehicle was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Separatists (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 14 Fatalities / 400 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 14
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 400
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Official: Attacks in Thai provinces linked," CNN Wire, April 1, 2012."
"AFP: Car Bomb Caused Deadly Thai Hotel Blast," AFP, April 1, 2012."
"Thai police arrest 2 suspects in hotel bombing," The Associated Press, April 4, 2012."