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
"Roadside bomb attack injure four border police in deep South," Thai Public Broadcasting Service, December 12, 2016."
"Thailand: Four police hurt by bomb in Narathiwat," The Nation Online, December 12, 2016."
"Bomb injures 4 police officers in Thailand’s south," Anadolu Ajansi, December 12, 2016."