Incident Summary:

03/30/2017: Assailants hijacked a truck carrying two civilians at a fake checkpoint in Rom Sai, Narathiwat, Thailand. The two hostages were locked inside a nearby house. This was one of two related attacks; the hijacked truck was used in an assault on a police station later the same day. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources suspected that the attack was carried out by the Runda Kumpulan Kecil (RKK).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Rom Sai

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Sukhirin district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hijacking
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Truck
Nationality of Target Thailand
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 2
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) escaped (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
M16 and AK-47 assault rifles were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Thailand: Pickup truck used in police station attack found in rubber plantation," Thai PBS Online, March 31, 2017.
"Thailand: Policeman slain, five injured in drive-by shooting," Bangkok Post Online, March 31, 2017.
"Policeman Killed, 5 Others Injured In Attack On Narathiwat Police Station," MyNewsHub, March 30, 2017.