Incident Summary:

07/28/2014: Assailants opened fire on police officers in Lany Jaya district, Papua province, Indonesia. Two police officers were killed and six others were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Free Papua Movement (OPM-Organisasi Papua Merdeka).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Lany Jaya district

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 Officers
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Free Papua Movement (OPM-Organisasi Papua Merdeka) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 5
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Five separatists shot dead in Indonesia's Papua," Agence France Presse -- English, August 1, 2014.
"Five OPM Fighters Shot Dead By Indonesian Army in Papua," Jakarta Globe, August 1, 2014.
"Bodies of police officers killed by alleged separatists in Papua evacuated," Jakarta Post, July 29, 2014.