Incident Summary:

11/12/2017: Assailants opened fire on an escort vehicle of a mining company in Mimika, Papua, Indonesia. There were no reported casualties in the attack. The Free Papua Movement (OPM-Organisasi Papua Merdeka) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was intended to disrupt operations at the Freeport Grasberg mine. The Free Papua Movement (OPM-Organisasi Papua Merdeka) also stated that the attack aimed to reopen Papua independence and peace talks, hoping to include the United Nations (UN) and the United States (US) in the negotiations.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Mimika district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity PT Freeport Indonesia
Specific Description Escort Vehicle
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
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 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
"UPDATE 1-Freeport Indonesia reopens mine access after shooting," Reuters UK, November 13, 2017.
"Fresh attack by Papua separatists at Freeport mine in Indonesia," EFE, November 13, 2017.