Incident Summary:

04/03/2017: Assailants planted explosive devices, scattered nails, cut down trees, and burned tires along a highway in order to prevent Royal Thai Police officers from responding to an earlier attack on a checkpoint in Krong Pinang, Yala, Thailand. The explosive devices were discovered and defused and there were no reported casualties. 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) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Royal Thai Police
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target Thailand
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Pipe Bomb
Weapon Details
Eight pipe bombs 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
"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.