Incident Summary:

09/06/2013: Assailants threw a Molotov cocktail at the Chilean consulate in San Carlos de Bariloche, Rio Negro province, Argentina. No casualties were reported; however, the building was damaged in the fire. Mapuche Ancestral Resistance (RAM) claimed responsibility for the incident.




South America

region/u.s. state:

Rio Negro

San Carlos de Bariloche

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Specific Description Consulate
Nationality of Target Chile
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Two Molotov cocktails were thrown in the attack.
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
Mapuche Ancestral Resistance (RAM) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
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
"Mapuche group claimed fire in Bariloche and declared "war" on Chile and Argentina," infobae, November 13, 2014.
"Patagonian Mapuche group declare 'war' on Argentina, Chile," Buenos Aires Herald, November 13, 2014.
"Argentina: Fire Bomb Hurled at Chilean Consulate in Border City of Bariloche," Panama City ACAN-EFE, September 6, 2013.