Incident Summary:

04/15/2020: Assailants opened fire on a police officer in Poso district, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The two assailants were killed and the police officer was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Mujahidin Indonesia Timur (MIT).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Central Sulawesi

Poso district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indonesian National Police (INP)
Specific Description Officer
Nationality of Target Indonesia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Mujahidin Indonesia Timur (MIT) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Police kill two suspected militants on Indonesia's Sulawesi province," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, April 15, 2020.
"Sulawesi terror group on the run splits up to evade special forces," Straits Times, December 2, 2020.
"Indonesian police kill 2 suspected in attack on policeman," WIMS AM 1420, April 15, 2020.