Incident Summary:

12/22/2013: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated near Oliver Hotel in Danok town, Songkhla province, Thailand. At least two people were killed and 25 others were injured in the blast. This was one of five bombings in Sadao district on the same day. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attacks to Runda Kumpulan Kecil (RKK).

GTD ID:
201312220005

When:
2013-12-22

Country:
Thailand

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Songkhla

City:
Danok

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Oliver Hotel
Specific Description Hotel
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 car bomb with a watch detonator 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 most recent estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Runda Kumpulan Kecil (RKK) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 25 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 25
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Car bomb explodes at Thai hotel," Townsville Bulletin, December 22, 2013."
"3 Bombs Explode in Southern Thailand, Injuring 27," ABC News, December 22, 2013."
"Selection List: Thai Press From Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat Provinces 30 December - 5 January 2014," OSC Summary, December 30, 2013."