Incident Summary:

07/05/2017: Assailants set fire to a mountain refuge site in Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina. There were no reported casualties in the attack. The Mapuche Ancestral Resistance (RAM) claimed responsibility for the incident.




South America

region/u.s. state:

Rio Negro


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Andean Club
Specific Description Mountain Refuge
Nationality of Target Argentina
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
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 Claimed Responsibility
Mapuche Ancestral Resistance (RAM) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
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
"Mapuche self-proclaimed responsible for the destruction of the historic Jakob refuge," laangosturadigital, July 8, 2017.
"They burned a historic shelter in Bariloche and suspect the group close to Jones Huala," Clarin, July 7, 2017.
"The historic Jakob refuge in Bariloche, set on fire by a Mapuche claim,", July 12, 2017.