Incident Summary:

02/27/2009: On Friday, FSB sappers defused an improvised explosive device on the Mozdok-to-Kazmalyar gas pipeline at 18:57 that was set to detenate at 1900 in Kayakentsky District, Russia. Security found the five liter container filled with ammonium nitrate and shrapnel, that was connected to a timer at 1400. No group claimed responsibility.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:


Kayakentsky (District)

Location Details:
The attempted bombing occurred at the Mozdok-to-Kazmalyar gas pipeline in Kayakentsky District. The exact location is unknown.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity
Specific Description The Mozdok-to-Kazmalyar gas pipeline.
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device consisting of a five liter container filled with ammonium nitrate and shrapnel was defused before detonating.
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
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
Reuters, "Sappers Disarm Bomb Three Minutes Before Detonation," Russia-Eurasia Terror Watch, June 8, 2009.
Russia & CIS Military Newswire, "Time Bomb Under Gas Pipeline in Dagestan Defused Minutes Before Explosion," LexisNexis Academic, Russia & CIS Military Newswire, February 27, 2009.