Around 200 bombs have been either found or detonated in Chile over the past decade. Many of these bombs have been located in the capital city of Santiago, and have generally avoided harming innocent civilians.
This changed on September 8, 2014. A bomb was detonated inside a crowded subway station, leaving 14 civilians injured. Some blamed anarchist groups, while others suspected ultra-right terrorists.
In response to the threat, Chile’s government has increasingly invoked its controversial anti-terror laws, which were originally enacted during Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship.