Incident Summary:

01/04/2019: An explosive device detonated at a bus stop at the Plaza Italia in Santiago, Chile. At least five people were injured in the attack. Individuals Tending Toward Savagery claimed responsibility for the incident.




South America

region/u.s. state:

Santiago Metropolitan


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Plaza Italia.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Bus Stop
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 Remote Trigger
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 / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Bus Stop Blast Wounds Five In Chilean Capital," AFP (World Service), January 4, 2019.
"Revision: Chile: Terrorist Group Sends Message to Local Media Announcing Future Attacks," EFE, January 5, 2019.
"Chile: Five Injured After Explosive Device Detonated in Downtown Santiago," EFE, January 4, 2019.