Two churches burnt down by armed groups in Chile in the last month
On the 22nd of April, an armed group attacked and set fire to the Evangelical Church on Las Cardas Road, in the commune of Padre Las Casas in the Araucania region.
Nearby, about fifty metres away, the church of the community of Pallahueque was set on fire and completely destroyed. Previously, on the 11th of April, an armed group attacked the local school
On the 22nd of April, the arsonists were not just satisfied with starting the fire. They also hid in the area and shot at volunteer firefighters who came to extinguish the blaze.
One of the fire officers was injured after projectiles shattered the window of his truck. He was later hospitalised.