Incident Summary:

11/20/2017: An explosive device intended to target soldiers detonated prematurely in Paluru, Tohdeng, Sungai Padi, Narathiwat, Thailand. There were no casualties in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Todeng

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Paluru area in the Sungai Padi district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Royal Thai Armed Forces
Specific Description Soldiers
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/Bombs/Dynamite Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A remote-controlled roadside bomb planted inside a cooking cylinder and utilizing a radio as a triggering mechanism was 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
"Police officer killed in aretaliatorya bomb blast," The Nation - Thailand, November 21, 2017.
"Thailand: Weekly Summary of Violent Incidents in Deep South Provinces 21-30 November 2017," Pattani Southern Border Provinces News Database, November 21, 2017.