Incident Summary:

03/31/2013: Assailants attempted to detonate an explosive device in Ban Payo, Pattani province, Thailand. The explosives were hidden in a fire extinguisher on a bridge. The device was successfully defused and no group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Ban Payo

Location Details:
Incident occurred on Hutae Kolae-Payo road, tambon Kadunong, Sai Buri district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Thahan Phran
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target Thailand
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A 20-kilogram remote-controlled explosive device in a fire extinguisher cylinder was 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Thailand: CCTVs burnt, bomb defused in Pattani," Bangkok Post Online, April 1, 2013.
"Thailand: Patrolling rangers get a lucky break," The Nation Online, April 1, 2013.
"Thailand: Attack bid thwarted by ranger unit," Bangkok Post Online, April 1, 2013.