Incident Summary:

05/09/2017: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated outside the Big C department store in Muang Pattani, Thailand. This was one of three related incidents in Pattani and one of two attacks at the Big C on the same day. At least 80 people were injured across both blasts at the department store. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) and the Runda Kumpulan Kecil (RKK).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Muang Pattani

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Big C
Specific Description Department Store
Nationality of Target Thailand
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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
Explosives Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden pickup truck containing 100 kilograms of ammonia nitrate mixed with petrol and planted inside two gas cylinders was 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 Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here. Casualty numbers represent a division of the total number of those wounded across incidents 201705090027 and 201705100026.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) No
Runda Kumpulan Kecil (RKK) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 40 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 40
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Big C bombing suspect killed at Pattani mosque," Bangkok Post, July 12, 2017.
"Cops find dead body of bomb truck owner," Bangkok Post, May 11, 2017.
"Pattani bombers identified," Bangkok Post, May 10, 2017.