Incident Summary:

08/27/2001: Six people were wounded in an attack on a police post and market by Organisasi Papua Merdeka (Free Papua Movement) - OPM members in Sarmi, Irian Jaya Province, Indonesia.

GTD ID:
200108270016

When:
2001-08-27

Country:
Indonesia

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Irian Jaya

City:
Sarmi

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Indonesian Commercial Enterprises
Specific Description Market in Sarmi, Indonesia
Nationality of Target Indonesia
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indonesian Law Enforcement
Specific Description Police Station in Sarmi, 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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Six injured as Papuan rebels attack Jayapura police station," The Jakarta Post, August 29, 2001.