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Country Reports on Terrorism 2014

Terrorism Deaths, Injuries and Kidnappings of Private U.S. Citizens Overseas in 2014

Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State

Released 19 June 2015


Provided by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State

The term “private U.S. citizen” refers to any U.S. citizen overseas not acting in an official capacity on behalf of the U.S. government; therefore these figures do not include, for example, U.S. military personnel killed or injured in a terrorism-related incident while on active duty or employees of the Department of State and other federal agencies while overseas on U.S. government orders. Members of U.S. government employees’ households and U.S. citizens working for contractors hired by the U.S. government, however, are considered private U.S. citizens for purposes of this report.

Although every effort was made to include all terrorism-related deaths and injuries involving private U.S. citizens overseas, the figures below reflect only those cases reported to, or known by, the U.S. Department of State. These figures may not reflect actual numbers of injured, which may not always be reported, depending on the severity of injuries and other factors. In the cases of Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan, it is particularly difficult to gather comprehensive information about all incidents and to distinguish terrorism from the numerous other forms of violence.

U.S. citizens overseas killed as a result of incidents of terrorism: 24
U.S. citizens overseas injured as a result of incidents of terrorism: 8
U.S. citizens overseas kidnapped as a result of incidents of terrorism: 3

 

TERRORISM DEATHS OF PRIVATE U.S. CITIZENS IN 2014 (BY COUNTRY)

 

Country

Date of Death

Number

Location

Afghanistan

January 17

3

Kabul

 

February 10

2

Kabul

 

March 21

1

Kabul

 

April 24

3

Kabul

 

July 30

1

Kandahar

Egypt

August 6

1

Western Desert

Israel, West Bank, Gaza

June 12

1

Hebron

 

October 22

1

Jerusalem

 

November 18

3

Jerusalem

Somalia

July 23

1

Mogadishu

 

November 17

1

Mogadishu

 

December 25

1

Mogadishu

United Arab Emirates

December 1

1

Abu Dhabi

Syria

May 25

1

Idlib

 

August 19

1

Idlib

 

August 24

1

Idlib

 

September 2

1

Idlib

 

TERRORISM INJURIES OF PRIVATE U.S. CITIZENS IN 2014 (BY COUNTRY)

 

Country

Date of Injury

Number

Location

Israel, West Bank, Gaza

October 22

2

Jerusalem

 

October 29

1

East Jerusalem

 

November 5

1

East Jerusalem

 

November 18

1

Jerusalem

Afghanistan

November 27

2

Kabul

Saudi Arabia

October 12

1

Riyadh

 

TERRORISM KIDNAPPINGS OF PRIVATE U.S. CITIZENS IN 2014 (BY COUNTRY)

 

Country

Date of Kidnapping

Number

Location

Nigeria

February 18

1

Benin City

Afghanistan

May

2

Khost

* One U.S. Citizen, kidnapped in northern Syria in 2012, was released on August 24, 2014.



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