Incident Summary:

11/27/2012: Approximately 50 assailants attacked the Pirime police station in Wamena town, Lani Jaya district, Special Region of Papua, Indonesia. The attackers opened fire on the police officers, killing three of them, then set the police station on fire. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, officials believe Free Papua Movement (OPM-Organisasi Papua Merdeka) was involved.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Lani Jaya

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indonesian National Police (INP)
Specific Description Police Station
Nationality of Target Indonesia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
Bows and arrows were used in the attack.
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 50
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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
"Three killed in attack on Papua police station," Agence France Presse -- English, November 27, 2012.
"LEAD: Three killed in attack on police station in Indonesia's Papua," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, November 27, 2012.
"Gunmen kill 3 in attack on Indonesian police," Associated Press Online, November 27, 2012.