Incident Summary:

06/13/2001: A separatist rebel group led by Daniel Awom was blamed for the armed attack in Manokwari, Indonesia, that left five Mobile Brigade police officers and one civilian dead. The six victims died of gunshot wounds.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Irian Jaya


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Mobile Brigade Police in Indonesia
Specific Description Five sleeping police officers in in Manokwari
Nationality of Target Indonesia
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Indonesian civilians
Specific Description One civilian, an employee of CV Patika Papua
Nationality of Target Indonesia
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
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
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
Additional Information The separatist rebel group led by Daniel Awom, reportedly made up of eight people, had joined the armed rebel movement on Irian Jaya Province since the fall of former Indonesian President Suharto's regime in mid-1998.
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 6 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
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
“Rebel group blamed for Manokwari attack,” The Jakarta Post, June 15, 2001.