Incident Summary:

10/03/2020: Assailants opened fire on a van carrying farm workers at the Agua Buena farm in Collipulli, Araucania, Chile. One farm worker, Pedro Cabrera Benavides, was killed in the attack. An unknown group claimed responsibility through a banner at the scene, which contained writings requesting the freedom of people in prison for crimes related to rural violence




South America

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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 Agua Buena Fundo
Specific Description Farm Worker: Pedro Cabrera Benavides
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 Automatic Weapon
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
Assault rifles, shotguns, and fire 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 Claimed Responsibility
Unknown Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Chile.- Farmers call for increased security after the murder of a worker in La Araucanía," CE Noticias Financieras English, October 5, 2020.
"Worker shot after attack on foundation in Collipulli," CE Noticias Financieras English, October 4, 2020.