Incident Summary:

08/16/2017: Assailants stole a pickup truck from civilians in Yarang district, Pattani, Thailand. The fate of the civilians is unknown. This was one of five coordinated incidents carried out by the same group of assailants within 24 hours; this vehicle was used in a later attack 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:


Yarang 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 Vehicle
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
Firearms Unknown Gun 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
Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) No
Runda Kumpulan Kecil (RKK) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 6
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Bold car-bomb plot exposed security failures in South," The Nation (Thailand), August 20, 2017.
"Thailand: Martial law 'an option' for deep South," Bangkok Post Online, August 19, 2017.
"Thai Commentary: New RKK Members With No Criminal Records Responsible for Car Robbery in Songkhla," Thai Post, August 19, 2017.