Incident Summary:

04/03/2017: Assailants armed with firearms, projectiles, and explosive devices attacked a Royal Thai Police checkpoint in Krong Pinang, Yala, Thailand. At least 13 people, including 12 officers and one assailant, were injured in the assault. This was one of two coordinated incidents in Krong Pinang on the same day. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attacks to Runda Kumpulan Kecil (RKK).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Krong Pinang

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

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Royal Thai Police
Specific Description Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Thailand
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Explosives Pipe Bomb
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Thrown pipe bombs, grenade launchers, AK-47, M16, and HK 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
Additional Information The victims included Thiraphat Sanitpoo, Ariaya Pimmatha, Jiranai Butda, Heramin Koseng, Prakit Chusup, Haimee Yakordung, Nikhom Thongkhao, Prathom Thuaythong, Arthit Thanadnangseu, Worawuth Pongsri, Kanoksak Musikarak, and Surasak Chaison. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
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 / 13 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 13
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
"Attackers fire grenades at police in south Thailand; 6 hurt; Attackers fire grenades at police in south Thailand; 6 hurt," The Canadian Press, April 3, 2017.
"Late-night coordinated attack injures 12 police in Yala," The Nation - Thailand, April 3, 2017.
"12 Thai policemen injured in latest attack in Yala," Astro Awani, April 3, 2017.