Incident Summary:

08/02/2017: Assailants set fire to the Old Patagonian Express Bruno Thomae station in La Trochita, Chubut, 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:


La Trochita

Location Details:
The incident occurred 26 kilometers south of El Maiten.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Old Patagonian Express
Specific Description Train Station: Bruno Thomae
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
"Arson attacks risks against industry and agriculture assets increasing in Argentina's Chubut, Neuquen, and Rio Negro," IHS Global Insight, August 11, 2017.
"The RAM was awarded the fire of a La Trochita station," Rio Negro, August 1, 2017.
"INCENSE A TRAIN STATION IN ESQUEL," Tiempo de Aventura, August 4, 2017.