Incident Summary:

01/13/2019: Assailants set fire to eight forestry machines in Relun, Araucania, Chile. There were no reported casualties in the attack. Arauco Malleco Coordinating Group (CAM) - Chile claimed responsibility for the incident and stated in a note left at the scene, "Out the foresters," "By territory and autonomy," and "Freedom to D. Canio, J. Huala and all the PPM."




South America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred near Lumaco.

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 Mininco
Specific Description Forest Work Machines
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
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
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
"La Araucanía: government is sued by the Anti-Terrorist Law," CE Noticias Financieras English, January 14, 2019.
"Executive will use Anti-terrorist Law after attack on Captain Pastene," CE Noticias Financieras English, January 14, 2019.
"Intendant of La Araucanía announces that the government will file an anti-terrorist law after attacking a forest estate in Capitán Pastene," CE Noticias Financieras English, January 13, 2019.