Incident Summary:

08/27/2001: A police post was attacked by the Organisasi Papua Merdeka (Free Papua Movement) - OPM in Bintuni, Irian Jaya Province, Indonesia. No injuries occurred and three of the perpetrators were captured.

GTD ID:
200108270015

When:
2001-08-27

Country:
Indonesia

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Irian Jaya

City:
Bintuni

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indonesian Law Enforcement
Specific Description Police Station in Bintuni, Irian Jaya Province, Indonesia
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
Unknown
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 3
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
"Irian Jaya police report separatist attack on Bintuni post," Infopapua, August 30, 2001.