Incident Summary:

03/20/1999: In a series of related incidents, explosives were used to attack a water supply pipe in Herault Department, southern France. The Comite d'Action Viticole claimed responsibility. There were no casualties reported.

GTD ID:
199903200002

When:
1999-03-20

Country:
France

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Languedoc-Roussillon

City:
Herault district

Location Details:
This incident occurred in Herault Department.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Food or Water Supply
Name of Entity French Water Supply
Specific Description Water Supply pipeline in southern France
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Comite d'Action Viticole Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
Sources
“France: Pipelines Hit by Explosives in South,” France-Inter Radio Network, March 21, 1999.