Timeline 2003-2004
Man shot in stomach PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Shooting

Date: January 6, 2003

Location: Mayoa village, Pamona Selatan subdistrict

Actors: Unknown

Event: Syafrudin Bua is shot in the stomach when returning from his farm.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Man shot by drunk policeman PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Shooting

Date: February 6, 2003

Location: Toili subdistrict, Banggai district

Actors: Brimob (mobile riot-control police brigade)

Event: Sulaiman (aka Iwan) (30) is shot and killed by a drunken Brimob constable.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Policeman hacked with axe PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Violence

Date: February 13, 2003

Location: Poso Pesisir subdistrict

Actors: Ir and Ww

Event: Ir and Ww, brothers, hacked a policeman from behind with an axe.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 

 
Teenager shot with homemade weapon PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Shooting

Date: February 26, 2003

Location: Tentena, Pamona Utara subdistrict

Actors: Unknown

Event: Ajun (17) is shot in the stomach with what is suspected to be a homemade weapon.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 

 
Hasanuddin marries Adnan Arsal's daughter PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Marriage

Date: March 2003

Location: Poso

Actors: Hasanuddin, the new leader of the JI subunit in Poso, Adnan Arsal's daughter Aminah.

Event: In an attempt to establish Hasanuddin's power quickly in Poso, he is married to Aminah. He becomes the secretary of the Ulil Albab orphanage, and otherwise sells shrimp chips for a living. He quickly organizes the disorganized mujahidin groups in Poso and revives previous JI fighters in Poso. He then divides the local mujahidin into two main groups, a military wing and religious outreach wing.

Source: ICG Report 2007

 
Two bodies found PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Violence

Date: June 10, 2003

Location: Kuku village, Pamona Utara subdistrict, and Sanginora village, Poso Pesisir subdistrict

Actors: Unknown

Event: Body of Jasad Yuda is found near Kuku village with apparent stab wounds to the neck. He was an employee at Depot Pertamina Poso and had deposted Rp. 41,800,000 at the office. Another body is found the same day near Sanginora village, the cause of death unknown.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Man killed by masked men PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Shooting

Date: May 30, 2003

Location: Lembomawo village, on the outskirts of Poso City.

Actors: Unknown

Event: Jabir (aka Jupri) (22) is shot and killed by masked men. He was a farmer from the Kayamanya neighborhood of Poso City.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Kampopa Village attacked PDF  | Print |  Email

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Incident Type: Shooting, burning buildings

Date: June 2, 2003

Location: Kampopa village

Actors: Unknown

Event: Kampopa village was attacked in the middle of the night. Yepta Barumuju (37) is shot and killed, Dharma Kusuma (35) is shot and injured. After the residents flee the village, all of the houses are burned down and then the churches.

Note: The story of this village is told in "Which Way to the War?" with the story from Artus Papiobo, who has since come to resettle in the village.

Source: ICG Report 2007, Interviews 2007

 

 
Timber dealer killed PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Shooting

Date: July 9, 2003

Location: Pinedapa village, Poso Pesisir subdistrict

Actors: Unknown

Event: Yulius Ledo Pamimi (32) is shot and killed. He was a timber dealer.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Bomb explodes at Victoria Cafe PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Bombing

Date: July 10, 2003

Location: Sayo village, Poso City

Actors: Mujahidin KOMPAK

Event: A bomb goes off at Victoria Cafe in Poso City, injuring Tini Alimin (36), Vela (2), Melky (30), and Sutrisno (30).

Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Police officer and teacher shot PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Shooting

Date: July 11, 2003

Location: Lembomawo village, Lage subdistrict

Actors: Unknown

Event: Fetri Malangi (45), a police officer, and Maslian Lapono (43), a school teacher are shot by masked men while they rode on their motorbike.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Suspected suicide bomber dies PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Accidental death from bomb

Date: August 7, 2003

Location: Kayamanya neighborhood, Poso City

Actors: Bachtiar aka Manto

Event: Bachtiar (aka Manto) (20), a suspected suicide bomber, dies instantly when a bomb explodes in his father's (Arsiah Ali) house on Pulau Sabang. Bachtiar was a suspect in the bombing of Victoria Café and the burning of the Linda Jaya bus in 2001. He may have also been involved with the bomb explosion of the PT-PLN (state-owned electricity company) in Palu.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Five injured in bomb blast PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Bombing

Date: September 12, 2003

Location: Kasinguncu, Poso Pesisir subdistrict

Actors: Unknown

Event: Sucianti (21), Syaiful (13), Abdel Kadir (aka Ompeng) (15), Joni Umurm and Sunarti are injured by a bomb blast in front of the Kasiguncu village office.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Drive by shooting kills one PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Shooting

Date: October 1, 2003

Location: Tampemadar village, Lage subdistrict

Actors: Unknown

Event: Sujono Miskun (40) is killed and Berti Salondeno (35) is injured in a drive-by shooting. They were attacked by four men on two motorbikes.

Note: Miskun was the treasurer for an elementary school, he had been planning to withdrawl teachers salaries that day from a bank.

Source: ICGa

 
Tibo's village attacked PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Shootings, attacks, burnings

Date: October 9-10, 2003

Location: Beteleme, Lembo subdistrict, Morowali District.

Actors: Mujahidin KOMPAK/Kayamanya

Event: Beteleme, which was home to Tibo, is attacked. Devina Mbai (45) and Oster Tarioko (45) were killed.  Others injured included Hengki Malino (38) and L Malo (30). Material damage included 35 houses, three cars, and seven motorcycles burned. Four 5.56 mm bullets, one FN bullet, and one Molotov bomb were found.

Note: Jemaah Islamiya gave logistical and weaponry support for this stage of attacks. The incident prompted national attention after a relative lull in violence in the previous year.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Six villages attacked PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Shooting, attacks, burnings

Date: October 12, 2003

Location: Saatu, Pinedapa, and Pantangolem villages in Poso Pesisir subdistrict, Madalae, Tagelrejo and Sayo villages in Poso Kota subdistrict.

Actors: Unknown

Event: Lesman Yakup (33) Tandi Matas (55) Aco Matasak (32) and Ayub Pamatai (32) are killed in Saatu village. Sinta Lantigia (8) Yohanes Malonta (30) Narwas Kalinangi (46) Patrian P.(32) and Martina (32) from Pantangolemba village are also killed. Emilia, (32) Iya Ngayantina (33) from Saatu village and I Wayan Harun Santosa (32) Jonatan (13) Ripka (11) Usman Badui (25) Alboi (27) Andolia (46) Rifka Korai (28) Yohana (35) Hepson Peatna  (43) from Pantangolemba village are injured. A resident of Saatu village, Papa Awan (55) is reported missing.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Bombs cause 500 more to flee their villages PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Bombings

Date: October 13, 2003

Location: Poso District

Actors: Unknown

Event: Homemade bomb explodes in Kasiguncu village, Poso Pesisir subdistrict. No casualties. 

At approximately the same time in Wayura village, Pamona Selatan subdistrict, Neles Mausa (39) and Chandra (8) are injured when a bomb they are constructing explodes.

Because of this, over 500 residents of Lembomawo and Rononuncu villages in Poso Kota subdistrict, and Maliwuk village in Lage subdistrict flee to safer areas in Tagolu and Pandiri villages in North Pamona subdistrict.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Armed clash between security forces and attackers PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Armed confrontation

Date: October 13, 2003

Location: Korowu village, Lembo subdistrict, near Beteleme village

Actors: Security forces, unknown assailants

Event:  An armed clash transpires between security forces and a group of attackers. One attacker was shot, and his body fell into the river.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Decomposing victim's body found PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Violence

Date: October 16, 2003

Location: Lawang Kawua village, Poso City area

Actors: Unknown

Event: The decomposing body of Susanto Jafar (aka Yanto) (25) of Lawanga neighborhood, Poso City, is found on a bridge. His legs were wrapped in sacks and filled with stones. The body showed signs of heavy beating.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Police kill three assailants, arrest five PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Violence

Date: October 17, 2003

Location: Poso, Morowali Districts

Actors: Unknown assailants, security forces

Event: Three houses are burned and one truck is damaged in an attack on Gebangrejo village, Poso City. Police found twelve bullet casings from a 5.56 mm calibre weapon, a canister of oil and matches near the truck at the crime scene.

Police and soldiers also kill three suspects, Ari (aka Taufik)(25) from Tegal Rejo, Poso; Ali Lasuedi (31), and Syahdat (aka Saddam) (30), in a forest near Bintangor village, Lembo subdistrict, Morowali district.

Five more suspects are arrested: Ishak (aka Abdul Galib) (39) from Kayamaya, Poso; Hardianto (aka Tole) (21) from Rono Punco, Poso; Iwan (aka Parjan)(31), from Moengkolama, Poso City, Hasyim Acik (30) and Arif (21).

Source: ICG Report 2004

 

 
Rumored leader of new attacks is killed PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Police/military action

Date: October 18, 2003

Location: Pawaru village, Morowali District

Actors: Militants, security forces

Event: Rachmat Seba alias Romo (38) rumoured to be the leader of the attackers responsible for recent violence in Morowali and Poso districts, is killed by a joint military and police force.

Four others are arrested in the same raid: H bin Tg, R bin HMA(23), SAK (21), and AB (40). During the raid, the joint team of military and police forces seized two M-16 rifles with two magazines and 206 bullets, and another SKS rifle with one magazine and twenty bullets.

 Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Body of assailant found in forest PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Unknown violence

Date: October 19, 2003

Location: Masara village, Lembo subdistrict

Actors: Unknown

Event: The body of Aswan is found in a forest. Aswan was one of the armed attackers involved in a fight with security forces near Pawaru village (neighboring Masara village) in Lembo subdistrict the day before.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Security forces kill militant as he tries to flee PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Shooting

Date: October 21, 2003

Location: Lembo subdistrict

Actors: Security forces (military and police)

Event: Muhammed Dong (aka Madong) is shot and killed by a joint force of military and police as he reportedly attempted to flee into the forest between the villages of Mahoni and Beteleme. His body was then paraded around the city of Poso. His body was then flown to his hometown in Ampana.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 

 

 
Man shot and killed on the way to his farm PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Shooting

Date: October 27, 2003

Location: Pinedapa village, Poso Pesisir subdistrict

Actors: Unknown

Event: Fredy (22) is killed by a sniper. He is shot twice, once in the chest, and once in the thigh while on the way to his farm.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Bomb explodes in bus garage PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Bombing

Date: November 11, 2003

Location: Tentena, Pamona Utara subdistrict

Actors: Unknown

Event: A bomb explodes in the garage of of the PO Omega bus company.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Police kill suspected attacker PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Police action, protests

Date: November 15, 2003

Location: Poso

Actors: Police, Poso residents

Event: Police shoot and kill Hamid (aka Ami) (18), a suspect in the October 12 (previous month) attacks in Poso Pesisir and resident of Tabalu village in Kasiguncu, Poso Pesisir subdistrict.

Note: Hamid's family protested and accused the police of failing to follow procedure (which was to fire a warning shot). An angry crowd gathered in front of the Poso police station, burning tires and one motorcycle.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Soldier beaten to death at market PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Violence

Date: November 16, 2003

Location: Poso City Market, located 100 meters from the main police station

Actors: Angry mob

Event: Denis Limungkiwa (27), a soldier,  from Wawopada village in Lembo subdistrict, Morowali district, is killed by a mob. The body was thrown into the river behind the market and then taken to the hospital for an autopsy.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Head of political party shot and killed PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Shooting

Date: November 16, 2003

Location: Poso

Actors: Unknown

Event: Drs. James Tadjoja (aka Oranye Tadjoja) (60), a resident of Tentena is shot and killed , as well as his driver Yohannes Tadjoja (aka Buce, 35, also from Tentena. The former was the treasurer of the Christian Church of Central Sulawesi (GKST) and head of the Peace and Prosperity political party (Partai Damai Sejahtera, PDS) in Poso.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Man disappears after stepping off bus PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Disappearance

Date: November 16, 2003

Location: Kuku village, Lage subdistrict, 25 kilometers south of Poso City.

Actors: Unknown

Event: A bus is delayed by crowds in Kuku village. Husain Garusu (45), an employee at the mayor's office in Palu, apparently steps off to urinate and disappears.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Bomb explodes in Kayamanya neighborhood PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Bombing

Date: November 24, 2003

Location: Kayamanya neighborhood, Poso City

Actors: Unknown

Event: A bomb explodes, with no casualties.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Men open fire on village PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Shooting, attack

Date: November 25, 2003

Location: Bukit Bambu village, in the hills above Poso City.

Actors: Unknown

Event: A group of unidentified men open fire in Bukit Bambu and the police evacuate 53 families.

Note: Bukit Bambu is the border village between Muslims and Protestant areas.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Bomb explodes during Islamic holiday PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Bombing

Date: November 26, 2003

Location: Gebangrejo neighborhood, Poso City

Actors: Unknown

Event: Early in the morning of the second day of an important Islamic holiday marking the end of Ramadan, a bomb explodes on Palau Irian street, near a store empty since 1999. The police find another undetonated bomb at the scene.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Balinese migrants shot and killed PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Shooting

Date: November 29, 2003

Location: Kilo Trans village, Poso Pesisir subdistrict

Actors: Unknown

Event: I Made Simson (30) and I Ketut Sarma (55), Balinese migrants, are shot and killed by unidentified attackers.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Bomb explodes in central market PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Bombing

Date: November 29, 2003

Location: Poso central market, Poso City

Actors: Unknown

Event: Bomb explodes in the central market, no casualties reported.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 

 
Men in church killed PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Shooting

Date: November 29, 2003

Location: Marowo-Rompi-Tobamawu village in Ulu Bongka subdistrict, Toja Una Una District (district next to Poso).

Actors: Unknown

Event: While reportedly praying in church, unknown men open fire on them and kill Ruslan Terampi (also reported as Ruslan Tarapit) (33), Arifin Bode (36) and injure four more.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Accident causes angry mob PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Police action, protests

Date: November 29, 2003

Location: So'e village and Tentena

Actors: Police, residents

Event: Two youth hit a police car and it rolled into the ditch. The police officer was angry and ordered members of Brimob (anti-riot mobile brigade) to chase them. Beny (26) of Tentena is shot in the arm, and then the youth fled to Tentena to tell their story. Local residents protest in front of the police station in Pamona Utara, throwing stones at patrol cars and the front window of the police station. One protestor is shot in the back.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Residents here gunshots and panic PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident: Shooting, panic

Date: November 30, 2003

Location: Tiwa'a village, Poso Pesisir subdistrict

Actors: Unknown

Event: Villagers hear gunshots, which leads to widespread panic. No casualties.

Source: ICG Report 2004

 
Two shot in Poso City PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Shooting

Date: November 30, 2003

Location: Kasintuwu village, Poso City

Actors: Unknown

Event: Hidayat (19) and Vivin (21) are shot during an attack on Gatot Subroto street by two unidentified attackers on a motorbike.

Source: ICG Report 2004