Incident Summary:

10/09/2020: Assailants set fire to forestry equipment in Angol, Araucania, Chile. There were no reported casualties in the attack. Mapuche activists claimed responsibility for the attack, leaving behind flyers that contained messages of support for their cause. Sources noted writings left at the scene also contained messages alluding to calls for freedom of Mapuche prisoners.




South America

region/u.s. state:


Near Angol

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Forestry Company Machinery
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
Mapuche extremists 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
"About 15 trucks burned in alleged Mapuche attack in southern Chile," CE Noticias Financieras English, October 9, 2020.
"Chile.- Fire fifteen trucks in a new attack in La Araucanía," CE Noticias Financieras English, October 9, 2020.