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Terrorism Deaths, Injuries and Kidnappings of Private U.S. Citizens in 2012


Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism
Report
May 30, 2013

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TERRORISM DEATHS, INJURIES, KIDNAPPINGS OF PRIVATE U.S. CITIZENS, 2012

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 for purposes of this report.

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 the severity of injuries. 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: 10
U.S. citizens worldwide injured as a result of incidents of terrorism: 2
U.S. citizens worldwide kidnapped as a result of incidents of terrorism: 3


TERRORISM DEATHS OF PRIVATE U.S. CITIZENS IN 2012
(BY COUNTRY)

Country

Date of Death

Number

Location

Afghanistan

April 16, 2012

1

Pul-i-Alam Logar, Afghanistan

 

May 5, 2012

1

Kabul, Afghanistan

 

June 1, 2012

1

FOB Salerno, Afghanistan

 

June 19, 2012

1

Kabul, Afghanistan

 

July 22, 2012

2

Herat, Afghanistan

 

August 7, 2012

1

Logar Province, Afghanistan

 

August 8, 2012

1

Kunar, Afghanistan

 

September 29, 2011

1

Wardak Province, Afghanistan

 

December 24, 2011

1

Kabul, Afghanistan

 
TERRORISM INJURIES OF PRIVATE U.S. CITIZENS IN 2012
(BY COUNTRY)

Country

Date of Injury

Number

Location

Afghanistan

May 18, 2012

1

Kabul, Afghanistan

Iraq

January 24, 2012

1

Basra, Iraq



TERRORISM KIDNAPPINGS OF PRIVATE U.S. CITIZENS IN 2012
(BY COUNTRY)

Country

Date of Kidnapping

Number

Location / Date Released or Rescued

Nigeria

April 14, 2012

1

Lagos, Nigeria-Released April 17, 2012

Somalia

January 21, 2012

1

Mogadishu, Somalia

Yemen

January 31, 2012

1

Sanaa, Yemen-Released February 2, 2012



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