Incident Summary:

06/25/2013: Assailants attacked a group of Indonesian soldiers and civilians in Puncak Jaya district, Papua province, Indonesia. One soldier and two civilians were killed. A local leader of the Free Papua Movement (OPM-Organisasi Papua Merdeka) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Puncak Jaya district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Indonesian Army (TNI-AD)
Specific Description Infantry Batallion: Second Lt. Wayan Sukarta
Nationality of Target Indonesia
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian: Tono
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 Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
Rifles and machetes 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) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 7
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
"Separatists kill three in Indonesia's Papua," Agence France Presse -- English, June 27, 2013.
"Officer, civilian killed in Puncak Jaya ambushAnother violent incident occurred in Papua when a group of?," Jakarta Post, June 27, 2013.
"Soldier, civilian killed in Papua latest bloody ambush," Jakarta Post, June 26, 2013.