Incident Summary:

01/13/2017: A letter bomb detonated at the residence of Oscar Landerretche in La Reina neighborhood, Santiago, Chile. Landerretche, the Codelco board chairperson, and two other people were injured in the blast. Individuals Tending Toward Savagery claimed responsibility for the attack and stated that the victim was targeted "for his offenses against Earth."




South America

region/u.s. state:

Santiago Metropolitan


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the La Reina neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Codelco
Specific Description Residence of Board Chairperson: Oscar Landerretche
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/Bombs/Dynamite Letter Bomb
Weapon Details
A homemade explosive device containing match heads and wrapped in a parcel 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 conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here. This was one of six attacks carried out by Camilo Gajardo Escalona between January 13, 2017 and May 7, 2019.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Individuals Tending Toward Savagery 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 / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Eco-terrorist group says it sent parcel bomb to chairman of Chile's Codelco," EFE, January 14, 2017.
"Chairman of Chilean State Copper Company Hurt by Parcel Bomb," Latin American Herald Tribune, January 14, 2017.
"Suspected of attack on Oscar Landerretche and Louis de Grange," CE Noticias Financieras English, August 9, 2019.