Incident Summary:

11/7/2011: Unidentified militants shot and wounded a police officer at the Grasberg mining complex in Papua province, Indonesia. First Brigadier Marselinus Gua was patrolling the mine when he was shot by suspected members of Free Papua Movement (OPM-Organisasi Papua Merdeka). The specific motive behind the attack is unknown; however, workers have been on strike at the U.S.-owned mine for several weeks, demanding better pay and working conditions.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Papua Province


Location Details:
The Grasberg mine

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Mining complex
Specific Description The Grasberg mining complex in Papua province
Nationality of Target United States
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Police
Specific Description First Brigadier Marselinus Gua, a police officer patrolling the Grasberg mine
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
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 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Maria Patrikainen, "Miners' Union Plans Three-Month Strike Extension in Indonesia's Papua," IHS Global Insight Daily, November 9, 2011.