Incident Summary:

06/25/2018: Assailants opened fire on a plane carrying police officers and nearby civilians in Kenyam, Nduga, Papua, Indonesia. Three civilians were killed and two others, including a pilot, were injured 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:


Near Kenyam

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Nduga district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Aircraft
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 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 The plane was carrying Mobile Brigade officers. Casualty numbers 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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Rebel attack leaves 3 dead in Indonesia's restive Papua," Japan Economic Newswire, June 28, 2018.
"One Killed, Two Police Missing In Fresh Papua Violence," AFP (World Service), June 28, 2018.
"Three Killed In Fresh Papua Violence: Indonesia Authorities," AFP (World Service), June 25, 2018.