Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism
Report
July 31, 2012

Terrorism Deaths, Injuries, Kidnappings of Private U.S. Citizens, 2011

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: 17
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: 3

TERRORISM DEATHS OF PRIVATE U.S. CITIZENS IN 2011 (BY COUNTRY)

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Country

Date of Death

Number

Location

Afghanistan

February 7, 2011

1

Kandahar, Afghanistan

April 27, 2011

1

Kabul, Afghanistan

April 28, 2011

1

FOB Bermel/Boris, Afghanistan

June 6, 2011

1

Laghman, Afghanistan

July 27, 2011

1

Kandahar, Afghanistan

September 5, 2011

1

Ghazni Province, Afghanistan

October 29, 2011

7

Kabul, Afghanistan

December 6, 2011

1

Kabul, Afghanistan

December 11, 2011

1

Kabul, Afghanistan

Israel, Jerusalem, Gaza, and the West Bank

September 23, 2011

1

Jerusalem, Jerusalem

Iraq

June 23, 2011

1

Baghdad, Iraq

TERRORISM INJURIES OF PRIVATE U.S. CITIZENS IN 2011 (BY COUNTRY)

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Country

Date of Injury

Number

Location

Afghanistan

September 13. 2011

4

Kabul, Afghanistan

October 19, 2011

1

Kabul, Afghanistan

December 2, 2011

5

Kabul, Afghanistan

Israel, Jerusalem, Gaza, and the West Bank

March 23, 2011

2

Jerusalem, Jerusalem

August 19, 2011

1

Tel Aviv, Israel

Iraq

June 23, 2011

1

Baghdad, Iraq

TERRORISM KIDNAPPINGS OF PRIVATE U.S. CITIZENS IN 2011 (BY COUNTRY)

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Country

Date of Kidnapping

Number

Location / Date Released or Rescued

Pakistan

8/13/2011

1

Lahore, Pakistan

Iraq

7/11/2011

1

Baghdad, Iraq- Released March 17, 2012

Somalia

10/25/2011

1

Haradhere, Somalia -Rescued on January 25, 2012