Terrorism Deaths, Injuries and Kidnappings of Private U.S. Citizens Overseas in 2015

Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism
Report

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 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 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: 19
U.S. citizens overseas injured as a result of incidents of terrorism: 22
U.S. citizens overseas kidnapped as a result of incidents of terrorism: 0

 

TERRORISM DEATHS OF PRIVATE U.S. CITIZENS IN 2015 (BY COUNTRY)

 

Country

Date of Death

Number

Location

Afghanistan

January 29

3

Kabul

 

May 13

1

Kabul

 

August 22

3

Kabul

 

December 20

1

Kabul

   

 

 

Bangladesh

February 26

1

Dhaka

   

 

 

France

November 13

1

Paris

   

 

 

Israel, West Bank, Gaza

October 1

1

Northern West Bank

 

November 19

1

Allon Shvut

   

 

 

Jerusalem

October 27

1

East Talpoit

Jordan

November 9

2

Near Amman

   

 

 

Libya

January 27

1

Tripoli

   

 

 

Mali

November 20

1

Bamako

   

 

 

Pakistan*

January 14

1

Shawal Valley

   

 

 

Somalia

March 27

1

Mogadishu

   

 

 

Syria*

Feb. 7

1

Syria

*hostage-related death

TERRORISM INJURIES OF PRIVATE U.S. CITIZENS IN 2015 (BY COUNTRY)

 

Country

Date of Injury

Number

Location

Afghanistan

January 29

1

Kabul

 

December 21

1

Near Bagram

   

 

 

Bangladesh

February 26

1

Dhaka

       

France

August 21

2

Near Paris

 

November 13

4

Paris

   

 

 

Iraq

April 17

1

Erbil

   

 

 

Israel, West Bank, Gaza

October1

1

Tekoa, West Bank

 

November 6

1

Hebron

   

 

 

Jerusalem

November 2

1

Jerusalem

 

October 30

1

Jerusalem

 

December 8

1

Jerusalem

 

December 14

1

Jerusalem

   

 

 

Jordan

November 9

2

Near Amman

   

 

 

Pakistan

April 16

1

Karachi

   

 

 

Somalia

April 20

1

Garowe

   

 

 

Saudi Arabia

January 30

2

Hofuf


TERRORISM KIDNAPPINGS OF PRIVATE U.S. CITIZENS IN 2015 (BY COUNTRY)

 

Country

Date of Kidnapping

Number

Location

None