Incident Summary:

03/30/2020: Assailants opened fire at a mining site in Timika, Papua, Indonesia. A New Zealand national was killed and six others were injured in the attack. The Free Papua Movement (OPM-Organisasi Papua Merdeka) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity PT Freeport Indonesia
Specific Description Office
Nationality of Target Indonesia
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity PT Freeport Indonesia
Specific Description Employee: Graeme Thomas Wall
Nationality of Target New Zealand
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 Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Free Papua Movement (OPM-Organisasi Papua Merdeka) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 8
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Suspected Papuan Rebels Kill New Zealander," Eurasia Review, April 1, 2020.
"Gold mine attack: New Zealand man Graeme Wall reportedly shot and killed by rebels," The New Zealand Herald, March 30, 2020.
"Indonesia: At least one person killed in attack on mine office in Indonesia's Papua," Asia News Monitor, April 2, 2020.