Incident Summary:

07/31/2016: Assailants set fire to a construction site for the Dakota Access pipeline near Oskaloosa, Iowa, United States. There were no casualties in the attack. This was one of three related arson attacks on construction equipment for the pipeline in two days. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Near Oskaloosa

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity Dakota Access LLC
Specific Description Construction Site of Dakota Access Oil Pipeline
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $333,333.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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
Additional Information Property damage numbers for this attack represent a division of a cumulative total damages across incidents 201607310050, 201608010027, and 201608010028.
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
"Arson suspected at three Dakota Access pipeline sites in Iowa," Big News Network, August 3, 2016."
"$1M in Pipeline Construction Equipment Damaged in Iowa, Arson Suspected," Big News Network, August 4, 2016."
"Pipeline construction equipment damage in suspected arson," Omaha World-Herald, August 1, 2016."