Incident Summary:

05/27/2017: Assailants opened fire on a Thahan Phran base in Bannang Sata district, Yala, Thailand. There were no reported casualties in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Runda Kumpulan Kecil (RKK).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Bannang Sata district

Location Details:
The incident occurred on the Yala-Betong Highway.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Thahan Phran
Specific Description Base
Nationality of Target Thailand
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Runda Kumpulan Kecil (RKK) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 7
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: Ranger base attacked in Yala," Bangkok Post Online, May 28, 2017.
"Thailand: Weekly Summary of Violent Incidents in Deep South Provinces 21-31 May 2017," Pattani Southern Border Provinces News Database, May 21, 2017.