Incident Summary:

09/21/2012: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated targeting police responding to a previous attack in Sai Buri district, Pattani province, Thailand. At least six people were killed and 40 others were injured in the blast. This was one of two related attacks in Sai Buri on this day. No group claimed responsibility for this incident; however, authorities suspected the involvement of the Yakariya Bango Insurgent Group.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Sai Buri

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Thailand
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosive device weighing 50 kilograms 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 attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Yakariya Bango Insurgent Group (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 40 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 40
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Car bomb kills 6 in Thailand's south after warning," The Associated Press, September 21, 2012.
"Suspected separatists kill six in southern Thailand," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, September 21, 2012.
"Six dead, dozens wounded in Thai south car bomb," Agence France Presse -- English, September 21, 2012.