Incident Summary:

11/28/2012: Approximately 40 assailants ambushed the Papua Regional Police chief's convoy in Indawa village, Special Region of Papua, Indonesia. The assailants opened fire on General Tito Carnavian's entourage, leading to a gunfight. There were no reported casualties on either side. Free Papua Movement (OPM-Organisasi Papua Merdeka) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
Between Makki District and Tiom District

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indonesian National Police (INP)
Specific Description Chief Inspector: General Tito Carnavian
Nationality of Target Indonesia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Weapon Details
Rifles 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
Additional Information The claim was made by National Defense general Purom Okiman Wenda of the Free Papua Movement (OPM-Organisasi Papua Merdeka).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Free Papua Movement (OPM-Organisasi Papua Merdeka) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"OPM Admits to Shooting Papua Police Chief Entourage," Tempo, December 2, 2012.
"Papua Police Chief Entourage Attacked in Pirime," Tempo, November 29, 2012.
"Papua Police Chief Entourage Ambushed," Tempo, November 29, 2012.