Incident Summary:

08/24/2018: Assailants set fire to two trucks and four forest machines in Pitrufquen, Araucania, 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.

GTD ID:
201808240016

When:
2018-08-24

Country:
Chile

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Araucania

City:
Pitrufquen

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Calafquen
Specific Description Equipment
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
Sources
"CAM was awarded the last arson attacks of La Araucania and Arauco," CE Noticias Financieras English, August 26, 2018.
"Arson attacks in Biobio and La Araucania leave trucks and machinery destroyed," CE Noticias Financieras English, August 24, 2018.