Terrorism in Papua New Guinea

The risk of terrorist attacks in Papua New Guinea over the past years can be classified as almost insignificant. Compared to other countries here are only quite a few incedents. Over the past 5 years a total number of 7 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 3 people have been injured. However, there were no deaths.

In 1 incedents a total of 2 people have been kidnapped or taken as hostage.

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Most frequent attack targets in Papua New Guinea

(2013 to 2017)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Government3032
Educational institution3000
Police1000


Most affected regions

(2013 to 2017)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Morobe4000
Jiwaka1022
New Ireland1000
Central1010


All information sourced from the "National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism" (START) and its Global Terrorism Database. An act of terrorism is concidered every incident which is aimed at attaining a political, economic, religious, or social goal, but not for pure profit motives. In addition these incidents must not be legitimized by warfare activities, listet in the Geneva Conventions of 1949.