Incident Summary:

03/12/2017: Assailants attacked a Transportes Cavalieri warehouse in Temuco, Araucania, Chile. There were no reported casualties, though a unknown number of guards were briefly held hostage and 19 trucks were set on fire in the attack. Arauco Malleco Coordinating Group (CAM) - Chile claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in support of the Mapuche people.

GTD ID:
201703120022

When:
2017-03-12

Country:
Chile

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Araucania

City:
Temuco

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Cautin district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Barricade Incident)
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Transportes Cavalieri
Specific Description Warehouse
Nationality of Target Chile
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages Unknown
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage $3,000,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Arauco Malleco Coordinating Group (CAM) - Chile Wenteche Katrileo Sector Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
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
Sources
"Quick View: Arson Attacks Undermining Popularity Of Nueva Mayoría," Business Monitor Online, March 15, 2017."
"Chile's Indigenous Mapuche Burn ‘Capitalist Invader' Trucks," telesurtv.net, March 15, 2017."
"Indigenous group sets 19 trucks on fire in southern Chile," Santiago Times, March 18, 2017."