Incident Summary:

08/16/2017: An assailant attempted to drive a stolen vehicle through a checkpoint in Ko Mokaeng, Pattani, Thailand. The officers at the checkpoint opened fire, killing the assailant. Additionally, an explosive device was discovered and defused inside the vehicle. This was one of five coordinated incidents carried out by the same group of assailants within 24 hours; the vehicle used in this attack was stolen in a previous assault on the Wang To Car Center. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incidents to the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) and the Runda Kumpulan Kecil (RKK).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Ko Mokaeng

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Nong Chik district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Thailand
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden Isuzu Dmax containing 60 kilograms of explosives, a 70-kilogram cooking gas tank, and 10 gallons of petrol and firearms 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
Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) No
Runda Kumpulan Kecil (RKK) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Thailand: Three suspects in Aug 16 car robbery and car bombs detained," Thai PBS Online, August 20, 2017.
"Bold car-bomb plot exposed security failures in South," The Nation (Thailand), August 20, 2017.
"Thai Commentary: New RKK Members With No Criminal Records Responsible for Car Robbery in Songkhla," Thai Post, August 19, 2017.