Terrorism Deaths, Injuries and Kidnappings of Private U.S. Citizens Overseas in 2016

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: 16
U.S. citizens overseas injured as a result of incidents of terrorism: 34
U.S. citizens overseas kidnapped as a result of incidents of terrorism: 6

 

TERRORISM DEATHS OF PRIVATE U.S. CITIZENS IN 2016 (BY COUNTRY)

Country

Date of Death

Number

Location

Afghanistan

June 5

1

Helmand Province

Bangladesh

July 1

1

Abinta

Belgium

March 22

4

Brussels

Burkina Faso

January 15

1

Ouagadougou

France

July 14

3

Nice

Israel, West Bank, Gaza

February 18

1

West Bank

Israel, West Bank, Gaza

March 8

1

Holon

Israel, West Bank, Gaza

June 30

1

Hebron

Turkey

March 19

2

Istanbul

Pakistan

October 29

1

Karachi

*hostage-related death

TERRORISM INJURIES OF PRIVATE U.S. CITIZENS IN 2016 (BY COUNTRY)

Country

Date of Injury

Number

Location

Afghanistan

August 4

2

Herat Province

Afghanistan

October 19

3

Kabul

Belgium

March 22

17

Brussels

Burkina Faso

January 15

1

Ouagadougou

France

July 14

3

Nice

Germany

December 19

2

Berlin

Israel, West Bank, Gaza

January 1

2

Tel Aviv

Israel, West Bank, Gaza

March 4

1

Gush Etzion Junction.

Israel, West Bank, Gaza

July 1

1

Hebron

Jerusalem

January 30

1

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

March 11

1

Jerusalem

 

TERRORISM KIDNAPPINGS OF PRIVATE U.S. CITIZENS IN 2016 (BY COUNTRY)

 

Country

Date of Kidnapping

Number

Location

Afghanistan

August 7

1

Kabul

Iraq

January 15

3

Baghdad

Niger

October 14

1

Abalak

Syria

July 20

1

Idlib