Incident Summary:

09/03/2016: An explosive device detonated targeting a train near the Niyom Khokpho station in Khok Pho, Pattani, Thailand. One civilian was killed and three civilians were injured in the blast. The Runda Kumpulan Kecil (RKK) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out due to a lack of progress in peace negotiations between the Thai government and armed groups in southern Thailand.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Khok Pho

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity State Railway of Thailand
Specific Description Niyom Khokpho Train Station
Nationality of Target Thailand
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosive device hidden beneath train tracks 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included Chawalit Khongpan. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Runda Kumpulan Kecil (RKK) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Muslim Insurgents Claim Series of Attacks in Thailand," Latin American Herald Tribune, September 7, 2016.
"One killed, three injured in railway track explosion in Pattani," The Sun Daily, September 4, 2016.
"One killed, two injured in blast near a train station in southern Thailand," Xinhua General News Service, September 3, 2016.