Incident Summary:

"9/14/2004: Saboteurs attacked an oil pipeline located at Tigris River in Beiji, Salah ad Din governorate, Iraq. The assailants blew up the pipeline, causing fires that melted power cables and cut electricity across Iraq. There were no reports of injuries. A group calling themselves the "Followers of Zarqawi Group" claimed responsibility for the incident."




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
An oil pipeline junction at Tigris River in Beiji

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity An oil company
Specific Description North Oil Company
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity Oil pipeline
Specific Description An oil pipeline in Beiji
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Weapon Details
It is unclear if the blast was caused by an explosive or an incendiary device
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
Additional Information The source of the blast is unknown. It could be caused by an explosive device or by an incendiary device. In addition, one source states that the incident occurred near Kirkuk while a second source states that it happened at Beiji.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Tawhid and Jihad Followers of Zarqawi Group Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
"Jim Krane, "Engineers Battle Insurgents in Oil Blasts," Associated Press, September 14, 2004."
"Militant group claims Iraq pipeline attacks-website," Reuters, September 15, 2004."