Incident Summary:

07/05/1999: Members of the Papua Merdeka (Free Papua) separatist group kidnapped six individuals, believed to be forestry officials, in the Irian Jaya Province of Indonesia. The fate of the kidnapped was unknown.

GTD ID:
199907050006

When:
1999-07-05

Country:
Indonesia

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Irian Jaya

City:
Arso District

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Indonesian Forestry Service
Specific Description Indonesian Forestry Service Members in Arso District, Indonesia
Nationality of Target Indonesia
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 6
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Free Papua Movement (OPM-Organisasi Papua Merdeka) 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
Sources
"Irianese rebels take six hostages," The Jakarta Post, July 7, 1999.
"Free Papuan Separatists Take Six Hostages in Arso," The Jakarta Post, July 7 , 1999.