Incident Summary:

09/23/2016: An explosive device detonated near a Royal Thai Police patrol in Lubohkalo, Purong subdistrict, Krong Pi Nung district, Yala, Thailand. Following the blast, assailants then opened fire on the patrol. At least three officers were killed and two others were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to the Runda Kumpulan Kecil (RKK).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Krong Pi Nung district.

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 Patrol
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 Other Explosive Type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
An 80-kilogram homemade bomb encased in a 15-kilogram cooking gas cylinder, containing an electric control panel and 100 meters of electrical wire, and concealed in a drain pipe 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
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 3 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Yala bomb blast," The Nation (Thailand), September 24, 2016.
"Thailand: Three cops killed, 2 hurt in Yala bomb blast," Bangkok Post Online, September 24, 2016.
"Bomb kills three Thai police officers in southern ambush," Reuters Africa, September 23, 2016.