Incident Summary:

03/23/2015: Assailants abducted two Indonesian Army (TNI-AD) military intelligence personnel in Alue Mbang village, Aceh province, Indonesia. The two hostages were found dead the following day, March 24, 2015. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the West Indonesia Mujahideen.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Alue Mbang

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Indonesian Army (TNI-AD)
Specific Description Military Intelligence Personnel: First Sergeant Indra, Second Sergeant Hendri
Nationality of Target Indonesia
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 2
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
An AK-47 and an M16 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
West Indonesia Mujahideen No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
"Gunmen kidnap, kill two Indonesian soldiers in Aceh," Agence France Presse -- English, March 24, 2015.
"Terror group suspected of TNI personnel murder in Aceh," Jakarta Post, March 25, 2015.
"Indonesia: Two abducted soldiers killed in Aceh," The Jakarta Post Online, March 24, 2015.