Incident Summary:

05/31/2015: An explosive device detonated targeting police officers responding to the scene of an earlier explosion in Ban Chomphu, Khok Pho district, Pattani province, Thailand. One police officer was killed and four were injured in the blast. This was one of two related attacks in the district overnight. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, sources attributed the attacks to Runda Kumpulan Kecil (RKK).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Ban Chomphu

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Ban Chomphu village in Khok Pho district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Royal Thai Police
Specific Description Officers: Sakkarin Saengngoen, Aphichat Suerueang, Thanasak Khitmo
Nationality of Target Thailand
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
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
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 1 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Thailand: Twin Pattani blasts kill policeman, wound 11," Bangkok Post Online, June 1, 2015.
"Pattani bombs kill one, injure 11," Bangkok Post, May 31, 2015.
"Thailand: One EOD dies and 11 injured in two roadside bomb explosions in Pattani," Thai PBS Online, May 31, 2015.