Incident Summary:

01/22/2006: Unidentified saboteurs in North Ossetia, Russian Federation, used small explosives to blast two major Russian gas pipelines, which shut down one power generating unit in the Georgian capital and one in Armenia. There were no claims of responsibility for the attack.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:


Between Karachayevsk and Uchkulan

Location Details:
The exact location of the pipelines were not specified in reports.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Georgian and Armenian residents
Nationality of Target Multinational
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Gas pipelines
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
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 Russia claimed the attack was perpetrated by extremist groups, but the Georgian government accused Russia if perpetrating the attack.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
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
“Transmission Line Repairs in Southern Russia May Take 10 Days,” ITAR-TASS, January 24, 2006.
Misha Dzhindzhikhashvili, “Georgia’s President Complains about Slow Repairs of Russian Gas Pipeline,” Associated Press Worldstream, January 25, 2006.
“Attacks Halt Russian Gas and Energy Supplies to Georgia,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, January 22, 2006.