Incident Summary:

10/14/2004: At least six people were killed when alleged Free Papua Movement (OPM) separatist rebels opened fire on a procession of cars belonging to the PT Modern contractor company in Puncak Jaya District, Papua Province, Indonesia. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200410140010

When:
2004-10-14

Country:
Indonesia

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Papua

City:
Puncak Jaya district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity PT Modern
Specific Description Employees of the PT Modern contractor company in Puncak Jaya District
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?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) (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
Sources
"Separatist Rebels Open Fire On Cars, Kill Six in Papua," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, October 14, 2004.