Incident Summary:

11/02/2003: Suspected members of the Free Papua Movement (OPM) shot and killed one person and injured three others in the village of Ugimba, in Indonesia's Papua Province. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
200311020002

When:
2003-11-02

Country:
Indonesia

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Papua

City:
Ugimba

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians in the village of Ugimba
Nationality of Target Indonesia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 poorly armed Free Papua Movement (OPM) had been waging a low-level guerrilla campaign in Papua but rights activists said that the rebels had been seeking peace at the time of the attack.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Free Papua Movement (OPM-Organisasi Papua Merdeka) (suspected) 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
Sources
"One Dead, Three Wounded in Suspected Attack by Armed Papua Rebels," Agence France Presse, November 4, 2003.