Incident Summary:

04/13/2018: An explosive device was discovered and safely defused outside Catholic University Cardinal Raul Silva Henriquez in Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile. Individuals Tending Toward Savagery claimed responsibility for the incident.




South America

region/u.s. state:

Santiago Metropolitan


Location Details:
The incident occurred near the Catholic University Cardinal Raul Silva Henriquez

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Catholic University Raúl Silva Henríquez
Specific Description University
Nationality of Target Chile
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosive device containing black powder, cables, and a battery placed in a cardboard box was used in the attack.
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
Additional Information This was one of six attacks carried out by Camilo Gajardo Escalona between January 13, 2017 and May 7, 2019.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Individuals Tending Toward Savagery Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
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
"Reappeared group "ecoterrorista" that was awarded bombing to Landerretche," CE Noticias Financieras English, May 2, 2018.