Incident Summary:

10/02/2018: Assailants set fire to forestry machinery at Oyama farm in Lautaro, Cautin, Araucania, Chile. At least 10 pieces of equipment, including four logging trucks owned by Sotracer, two front loaders, two people transport vans, and two towers to move logs owned by an Antumapu contractor, were damaged and one assailant was injured in a clash with police officers responding to the site. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




South America

region/u.s. state:


Near Lautaro

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Cautin district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Forestal Valdivia SA
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
Firearms Unknown Gun 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
"Lautaro: forestry company attacked by hooded people demand "effective measures" from the government," CE Noticias Financieras English, October 2, 2018.
"Government announces complaint for incendiary attack in Lautaro," CE Noticias Financieras English, October 2, 2018.
"Losses of US $ 3 million leaves arson attack on forest work in Lautaro," CE Noticias Financieras English, October 2, 2018.