Incident Summary:

09/11/2020: Assailants hijacked a bus carrying workers to the Saboya farm near Los Sauces, Araucania, Chile. The assailants then set fire to at least five agricultural machines and 1-2 buses on the property. No casualties were reported. Arauco Malleco Coordinating Group (CAM) - Chile claimed responsibility for the incident and demanded Mapuche independence.




South America

region/u.s. state:


Near Los Sauces

Location Details:
The incident occurred 3-4 km south of the city along Route 86.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hijacking
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Saboya Farm
Specific Description Busses
Nationality of Target Chile
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages Unknown
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
Weapon Details
Firearms, accelerant, and lit torches were 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Arauco Malleco Coordinating Group (CAM) - Chile Organo de Resistencia Territorial Nagche 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
"Unknowns attack a freight train in Victoria burning two carriages: Government condemned the fact," CE Noticias Financieras English, September 12, 2020.