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Terrorism Deaths, Injuries, Kidnappings of Private U.S. Citizens, 2005*


Country Reports on Terrorism
Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism
April 28, 2006
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Provided by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State

The term "Private U.S. Citizen" refers to any U.S. citizen 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. Members of U.S. Government employees' households are considered private U.S. citizens.

Although every effort was made to include all terrorism-related deaths and injuries involving private U.S. citizens, the figures below reflect only those cases reported to, or known by, the U.S. Department of State, and may not reflect actual numbers of injured, which may not always be reported depending on their severity. As NCTC also notes, in the cases of Iraq 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 worldwide killed as a result of incidents of terrorism: 56
U.S. citizens worldwide injured as a result of incidents of terrorism: 17
U.S. citizens worldwide kidnapped as a result of incidents of terrorism: 11

*In all cases limited to incidents targeting noncombatants.

Terrorism Deaths of Private U.S. Citizens in 2005 (by country)

Country

Date of Death

Number

Location

Afghanistan

June 1

1

Kandahar

Egypt

April 8

1

Cairo

Egypt

July 23

1

Sharm el-Sheik

Iraq

January 3

1

Baghdad

Iraq

January 28

1

Mosul

Iraq

January 29

1

Baghdad

Iraq

February 6

1

Nasiria

Iraq

March 3

2

Balad

Iraq

March 12

1

Baghdad

Iraq

March 12

1

Hilla, Near Biap

Iraq

March 25

1

Baghdad

Iraq

April 1

1

Fallujah

Iraq

April 16

1

Baghdad

Iraq

April 20

2

Baghdad

Iraq

April 21

6

Tikrit

Iraq

April 21

1

Ramadi

Iraq

May 7

2

Baghdad

Iraq

May 10

1

Ramadi

Iraq

May 12

1

Baghdad

Iraq

June 3

1

Camp Victory

Iraq

June 4

1

Baghdad

Iraq

June 27

1

Baghdad

Iraq

July 3

1

Baghdad

Iraq

August 3

1

Basrah

Iraq

August 20

1

North of Kalsu

Iraq

August 23

1

Bagubah

Iraq

September 4

1

Balad

Iraq

September 4

1

Baghdad

Iraq

September 7

4

Basrah

Iraq

September 19

4

Mosul

Iraq

September 20

3

Near Balad

Iraq

October 1

1

Ramadi

Iraq

November 17

1

Balad

Iraq

December 22

1

Baguba

Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank

December 29

1

Near Tulkarm, West Bank

Jordan

November 9

3

Amman

Jordan

November 10

1

Amman

United Kingdom

July 7

1

London


Terrorism Injuries of Private U.S. Citizens in 2005 (by country)

Country

Date of Death

Number

Location

Egypt

April 7

3

Cairo

Indonesia

October 1

6

Bali

Iraq

September 2

1

Baghdad

Jordan

November 9

3

Amman

United Kingdom

July 7

4

London


Terrorism Kidnappings of Private U.S. Citizens in 2005 (by country)

Country

Date of Incident

Number

Location

Iraq

January 12*

1

Unknown

Iraq

April 11

1

Taji

Iraq

May 17

1

Unknown

Iraq

May 22*

1

Unknown

Iraq

August 10*

1

Unknown

Iraq

September 7*

1

Mansour

Iraq

September 27

1

Unknown

Iraq

November 29

1

Baghdad

Iraq

December 2

1

Unknown

Iraq

December 5

1

Baghdad

Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank

October 12*

1

Khan Younis [Gaza]


*Date rescued/released



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