Incident Summary:

08/01/2016: Assailants set fire to a construction site for the Dakota Access pipeline west of Newton, Iowa, United States. There were no reported 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:



Location Details:
The incident occurred 5.5 kilometers west of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity Energy Transfer Partners
Specific Description Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Construction Site
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
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
"$1M in Pipeline Construction Equipment Damaged in Iowa, Arson Suspected," Big News Network, August 4, 2016."
"Arson suspected at three Dakota Access pipeline sites in Iowa," Big News Network, August 3, 2016."
"Pipeline construction equipment damage in suspected arson," Omaha World-Herald, August 1, 2016."