Incident Summary:

02/16/2018: Assailants set fire to at least two trucks and two agricultural machines at a farm in Santa Barbara, Bio-Bio, Chile. There were no reported casualties. This was one of three similar arson attacks in the area on this date. The Arauco Malleco Coordinating Group (CAM) - Chile claimed responsibility for the incidents.




South America

region/u.s. state:


Santa Barbara

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Los Maitenes sector.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Jorquera
Specific Description Equipment
Nationality of Target Chile
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Jorquera
Specific Description Agricultural Machines
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Arauco Malleco Coordinating Group (CAM) - Chile Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
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
"Vandals torch at least 25 trucks in southern Chilean region; Vandals torch at least 25 trucks in southern Chilean region," The Canadian Press, February 16, 2018.
"Singapore: Arsonists burn trucks, heavy machinery in southern Chile," Channel NewsAsia Online, February 16, 2018.
"Gremios criticize the government for coordinated attacks in the VIII and IX Region," CE Noticias Financieras English, February 17, 2018.