Incident Summary:

06/27/2018: Assailants opened fire on two boats carrying police officers and civilians near Torere, Puncak Jaya, Papua, Indonesia. Obaja Froaro, a district chief, was killed and an unknown number of others were injured and reported as missing following the attack. One of the missing officers was found dead on July 1, 2018. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to separatists.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Torere

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Puncak Jaya district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Torere
Specific Description Boat of District Chief: Obaja Froaro
Nationality of Target Indonesia
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indonesian National Police (INP)
Specific Description Boat
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
Additional Information The victims included officer Sinton Kbarek. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Separatists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"One Killed, Two Police Missing In Fresh Papua Violence," AFP (World Service), June 28, 2018.
"Rebel attack leaves 3 dead in Indonesia's restive Papua," Japan Economic Newswire, June 28, 2018.
"Fallen officer," Jakarta Post, July 2, 2018.