Incident Summary:

03/24/2018: Assailants set fire to civilian residences in Papua, Indonesia. There were no reported casualties in the incident. This was one of four attacks in Papua on this date. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources suspected that the attack was carried out by the Free Papua Movement (OPM-Organisasi Papua Merdeka), which denied involvement.

GTD ID:
201803240029

When:
2018-03-24

Country:
Indonesia

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Papua

City:
Unknown

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Houses
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) State Actor
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources suspected the involvement of the Indonesian military.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Free Papua Movement (OPM-Organisasi Papua Merdeka) (suspected) No
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
Sources
"ASD -- Force Protection/Situational Awareness Report 9 April 2018," US Army Asian Studies Detachment, April 9, 2018.