Incident Summary:

09/06/2016: An explosives-laden motorcycle detonated targeting a school in Ban Taba, Narathiwat, Thailand. At least three people were killed and seven people 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:


Ban Taba

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Tak Bai district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Bantaba School
Specific Description School
Nationality of Target Thailand
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians: Mayeng Wohba, Mintra Wohba, Talmisi Mada-oh
Nationality of Target Thailand
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden motorcycle 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 Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent 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 3 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Thailand: School remains closed for the second day after motorcycle bomb blast," Thai PBS Online, September 8, 2016.
"Thailand: BRN admits its role in school bombing," The Nation Online, September 7, 2016.
"Bomb kills 2, including young child, in Narathiwat," Bangkok Post, September 6, 2016.