Incident Summary:

07/13/2014: An explosive device detonated on a subway train in Santiago, Chile. There were no reported casualties; however, the train was damaged in the blast. The Conspiracy of Cells of Fire claimed responsibility for the incident.




South America

region/u.s. state:

Santiago Metropolitan


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Santiago Metro
Specific Description Subway Train
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
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A homemade explosive device was used 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
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
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
"Homemade explosive goes off at Santiago church, another defused," Reuters, July 22, 2014.
"Chile invokes anti-terrorism laws after device explodes in subway," Reuters, July 15, 2014.
"Chile arrests 3 suspects in subway bomb attack," BusinessWeek, September 18, 2014.