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.




South America

region/u.s. state:



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
"Indigenous group sets 19 trucks on fire in southern Chile," Santiago Times, March 18, 2017.
"Quick View: Arson Attacks Undermining Popularity Of Nueva Mayoría," Business Monitor Online, March 15, 2017.
"Chile's Indigenous Mapuche Burn ‘Capitalist Invader' Trucks,", March 15, 2017.