Incident Summary:

07/19/2018: Assailants set fire to a backhoe and a tractor at the San Martin Forestal Los Andes farm near Barros Arana, Araucania, Chile. There were no reported casualties in the attack. Mapuche extremists claimed responsibility for the incident in a note left at the scene and issued support for Pablo and Benito Trangol Galindo, two detainees.




South America

region/u.s. state:


Near Barros Arana

Location Details:
The incident occurred about 57 kilometers from Temuco.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity San Martin Forestal Los Andes Farm
Specific Description Farm
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?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 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
"Two arson attacks were recorded simultaneously in La Araucania," CE Noticias Financieras English, July 19, 2018.
"Two new arson attacks occurred in La Araucania," CE Noticias Financieras English, July 19, 2018.