Incident Summary:

05/09/2017: Assailants attacked a civilian and stole his vehicle in Nong Chik district, Thailand. The civilian was killed in the assault. This was one of three related incidents in Pattani on the same day. No group claimed responsibility; however, an assailant, identified as Suaimee Samaae, was arrested and confessed to carrying out the attack. Sources also attributed the incident to the Runda Kumpulan Kecil (RKK).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Nong Chik 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 Civilian: Nuson Khachornkham
Nationality of Target Thailand
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
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
Unknown Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 9
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Man admits part in murder of pickup owner in Big C bomb attack, police say ," The Nation - Thailand, May 12, 2017.
"Cops find dead body of bomb truck owner," Bangkok Post, May 11, 2017.
"Security officials scouring Nong Chik for missing pickup truck driver," Thai Public Broadcasting Service, May 10, 2017.