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Terrorism Deaths, Injuries, Kidnappings of Private U.S. Citizens, 2009


Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism
Report
August 5, 2010

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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. The deaths, injuries, and kidnappings to U.S. citizens in this report occurred outside the United States. US based casualties can be found in the NCTC Report on Terrorism.

U.S. citizens worldwide killed as a result of incidents of terrorism: 9
U.S. citizens worldwide injured as a result of incidents of terrorism: 14
U.S. citizens worldwide kidnapped as a result of incidents of terrorism: 4

TERRORISM DEATHS OF PRIVATE U.S. CITIZENS IN 2009 (BY COUNTRY)

 

Country

Date of Death

Number

Location

Afghanistan

August, 13, 2009

1

Kabul, Afghanistan

 

August 15, 2009

3

Kabul, Afghanistan

 

August 16, 2009

1

Kabul, Afghanistan

 

October 28, 2009

1

Kabul, Afghanistan

Iraq

May 22, 2009

1

Baghdad, Iraq

Mauritania

June 23, 2009

1

Nouakchott, Mauritania

Somalia

December 3, 2009

1

Mogadishu, Somalia

 

TERRORISM INJURIES OF PRIVATE U.S. CITIZENS IN 2009 (BY COUNTRY)

 

Country

Date of Injury

Number

Location

Indonesia

July 17, 2009

8

Jakarta, Indonesia

Iraq

October 25, 2009

4

Baghdad, Iraq

Pakistan

October 7, 2009

1

Islamabad, Pakistan

Somalia

September 17, 2009

1

Mogadishu, Somalia

TERRORISM KIDNAPPINGS OF PRIVATE U.S. CITIZENS IN 2009 (BY COUNTRY)

 

Country

Date of Kidnapping

Number

Location / Date Released or Rescued

Columbia

February 6, 2009

1

Cali, Colombia – April 2009

 

May 25, 2009

1

Bogota, Colombia - May 28, 2009

Kenya

July 17, 2009

1

Luuq, Somalia – October 3, 2009

Pakistan

February 2, 2009

1

Quetta, Pakistan – April 4, 2009



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