Incident Summary:

07/02/2018: Assailants set fire to forestry machinery north of Carahue, Araucania, Chile. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected the involvement of Mapuche activists.

GTD ID:
201807020025

When:
2018-07-02

Country:
Chile

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Araucania

City:
Near Carahue

Location Details:
The incident occurred north of Carahue.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Forestry Machinery
Nationality of Target Chile
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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 extremists (suspected) No
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
Sources
"New arson attacks in Chile's Araucania region," Latinnews.com, July 3, 2018.
"Unidentified people burn forest machinery in an area north of Carahue," CE Noticias Financieras English, July 2, 2018.