Incident Summary:

10/01/2020: Assailants detonated a roadside bomb targeting a security force convoy along Highway 43 in Ban Klong Pradu, Thepha district, Songkhla province, Thailand. One soldier was killed and six soldiers were injured during the incident. No group claimed responsibility for the attack; however sources suspected the involvement of separatists.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Ban Klong Prathu

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Thepha district along Highway 43.

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 Convoy
Nationality of Target Thailand
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb containing steel rods as shrapnel and detonated by radio 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
Additional Information Casualty number conflict across sources, Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Separatists (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Military convoy ambushed by suspected insurgents in Songkhla Four soldiers were injured when suspected insurgents ambushed a convoy of 15th Infantry Division vehicles in Songkhla province on Thursday morning.," The Nation - Thailand, October 1, 2020.
"Fatal Southern Bombing Triggers Tight Security," Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies, October 2, 2020.
"Thailand: IED targets military convoy in Thepa (Songkhla province) October 1," GardaWorld, October 1, 2020.