Terrorism in Chile

The risk of terrorist attacks in Chile over the past years can be classified as almost insignificant. Compared to other countries here are only quite a few incedents. Over the past 5 years a total number of 51 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 3 people have been killed and 33 injured.

In 2 incedents a total of 2 people have been kidnapped or taken as hostage.

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Most frequent attack targets in Chile

(2013 to 2017)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Business220242
Religious institutions8000
Private citizens7300
Police71110
Transportation4000
Utilities2000
Government1000


Most affected regions

(2013 to 2017)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Araucania23292
Santiago Metropolitan181170
Valparaiso3030
Bio-Bio2020
Los Rios1000


Terrorist organisations in Chile

OrganisationAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Weichan Auka Mapu8020
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire20140
Informal Anarchist Federation2000
Antagonistic Nuclei of the New Urban Guerrilla1000
Individuals Tending Toward Savagery1010
Anti-Government extremists1000


All information sourced from the "National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism" (START) and its Global Terrorism Database. An act of terrorism is concidered every incident which is aimed at attaining a political, economic, religious, or social goal, but not for pure profit motives. In addition these incidents must not be legitimized by warfare activities, listet in the Geneva Conventions of 1949.