Incident Summary:

07/10/2007: Mexican rebel group, People’s Revolutionary Army, claimed responsibility for attacking key Mexican natural gas pipelines in Queretaro State. Natural gas was cut off to four other Mexican states in the attack.

GTD ID:
200707100001

When:
2007-07-10

Country:
Mexico

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Queretaro

City:
Unknown

Location Details:
Natural gas pipelines

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity Petroleos Mexicanos
Specific Description two pipelines in Queretaro state
Nationality of Target Mexico
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage $6,400,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Popular Revolutionary Army (Mexico) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
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
Sources
Marion Lloyd, “Rebel blasts in Mexico idle hundreds of firms; At least 4 states lose natural gas source in attacks on key pipelines, The Houston Chronicle, July 12, 2007.
2. “Mexico's Gas Attacks,” Investor's Business Daily, July 12, 2007.
“Attacks on natural gas pipeline disrupt Mexico's businesses,” Monterey County Herald (California), July 12, 2007.