Incident Summary:

12/29/2015: An explosive device detonated and assailants opened fire on a Royal Thai Police vehicle in Ban Ai Buena, Rom Sai subdistrict, Narathiwat province, Thailand. There were no reported casualties in the attack. This was one of two related incidents in Narathiwat on the same day; this contingent of officers was traveling to the scene of an earlier hostage taking situation. No group claimed responsibility for the attacks.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Ban Ai Buena

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Rom Rai area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Royal Thai Police
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target Thailand
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
A homemade bomb and firearms were 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
"Singapore: Suspected Muslim rebels kill official, attack police in Thailand's south," Channel NewsAsia Online, December 29, 2015.
"Thailand: TAO official killed in Narathiwat hostage siege," Bangkok Post Online, December 29, 2015.