Incident Summary:

10/09/2020: An explosive device detonated targeting security forces responding to an earlier attack in Bang Kao, Sai Buri district, Pattani, Thailand. One ranger volunteer was killed and three others were injured in the blast. This was one of two related attacks that occurred 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) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Royal Thai Armed Forces
Specific Description Security Forces
Nationality of Target Thailand
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Land Mine
Weapon Details
A roadside landmine 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) 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 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
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.
"One person killed and many injured in successive attacks in southern Thailand," Teller Report, October 10, 2020.