Incident Summary:

11/03/2018: Assailants opened fire on Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI) soldiers attempting to retrieve the corpse of a taxi driver from a previous attack in Lanny Jaya, Papua, Indonesia. At least two assailants were killed and an unknown number of other assailants were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Free Papua Movement (OPM-Organisasi Papua Merdeka).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Lanny Jaya district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI)
Specific Description Soldiers
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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 2 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Fears for civilians as West Papuan conflict rages," Radio New Zealand, November 9, 2018.
"Two Liberation Army members killed in latest Papua fighting," Radio New Zealand, November 5, 2018.