Incident Summary:

10/09/2020: Assailants opened fire on a teacher protection team convoy in Bang Kao, Sai Buri district, Pattani, Thailand. Two security force members were injured in the attack. This was one of two related attacks in this area on the same day. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Bang Kao

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Sai Buri district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Teachers
Nationality of Target Thailand
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Royal Thai Armed Forces
Specific Description Protection Unit: Watchara Chaikaew, Sutthichai Yawa
Nationality of Target Thailand
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Ranger killed by bomb after patrol ambushed in Pattani," Bangkok Post (Thailand), October 9, 2020.
"One ranger killed and two injured by suspected insurgents in Pattani province," Thai PBS World, October 9, 2020.
"Teacher protection Team Shot in Pattani Ambush," Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies, October 9, 2020.