Incident Summary:

08/17/2017: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated outside a police station in Mayo district, Pattani, Thailand. There were no reported casualties in the blast. 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:


Mayo district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Royal Thai Police
Specific Description Mayo District Police Station
Nationality of Target Thailand
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden Isuzu Cab 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 lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
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 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
"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.
"NO INJURIES IN PATTANI CAR BOMB EXPLOSION," Malaysia General News, August 17, 2017.