Incident Summary:

12/12/2016: An explosive device detonated targeting a Border Patrol Police (BPP) vehicle in Sungai Kolok, Narathiwat, Thailand. Four BPP officers were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to separatists.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Sungai Kolok

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Border Patrol Police (BPP)
Specific Description 447th Company Patrol
Nationality of Target Thailand
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A 10-kilogram remote-controlled roadside bomb 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Separatists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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: Four police hurt by bomb in Narathiwat," The Nation Online, December 12, 2016."
"Roadside bomb attack injure four border police in deep South," Thai Public Broadcasting Service, December 12, 2016."
"Bomb injures 4 police officers in Thailand’s south," Anadolu Ajansi, December 12, 2016."