Incident Summary:

08/24/2018: Assailants intimidated workers and set fire to three trucks in Forestal Arauco, Cancha El Topo Arauco, Bio-Bio, Chile. There were no reported casualties in the attack. This was one of two similar incidents in Chile on the same day. The Arauco Malleco Coordinating Group (CAM) - Chile claimed responsibility for the attacks.




South America

region/u.s. state:


Arauco district

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Forestal Arauco area of Cancha El Topo sector

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Workers
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 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
"CAM was awarded the last arson attacks of La Araucanía and Arauco," CE Noticias Financieras English, August 26, 2018.
"Arson attacks in Biobío and La Araucanía leave trucks and machinery destroyed," CE Noticias Financieras English, August 24, 2018.