Incident Summary:

09/08/2014: An explosive device placed in a trash can detonated in front of a fast food restaurant in Santiago, Chile. Fourteen people were wounded in the blast. The Conspiracy of Cells of Fire claimed responsibility for the incident.




South America

region/u.s. state:

Santiago Metropolitan


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Las Condes neighborhood of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Fast Food Restaurant
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 fire extinguisher filled with gunpowder placed in a trash bin 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
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 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 14 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 14
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"World Briefing: Chile: 3 Suspects Arrested in Bombing," New York Times, September 19, 2014.
"Three suspects arrested in Chile subway bombing," Agence France Presse -- English, September 18, 2014.
"Chile steps up security after bomb hurts 14," The Associated Press, September 9, 2014.