Incident Summary:

09/07/2018: An explosive device detonated at the Faculty of Agronomy at the University of Chile in La Pintana, Santiago, Chile. There were no reported casualties in the blast. Individuals Tending Toward Savagery claimed responsibility for the incident.




South America

region/u.s. state:

Santiago Metropolitan


Location Details:
The incident occurred in La Pintana neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity University of Chile
Specific Description Faculty of Agronomy Building
Nationality of Target Chile
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden shoe box, containing 300 grams of black powder in a thermos and approximately 12 utility knife blades, 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
"He was suspected of explosive assault in prerial detention," Some Find, August 10, 2019.