Incident Summary:

09/17/2020: Assailants stabbed and killed a civilian, identified as Badawi, in Intan Jaya district, Papua, Indonesia. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Free Papua Movement (OPM-Organisasi Papua Merdeka).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Intan Jaya district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Mototaxi Driver: Badawi
Nationality of Target Indonesia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
A sickle was used in the attack.
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
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 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"Indonesia.- At least two people killed after a separatist guerrilla attack in Indonesian province of Papua," CE Noticias Financieras English, September 18, 2020.
"Suspected rebels kill soldier, civilian in Indonesia’s Papua," Spy Ghana, September 18, 2020.