Bureau of Counterterrorism
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 overseas 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 U.S. 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: 7
U.S. citizens overseas kidnapped as a result of incidents of terrorism: 12


TERRORISM DEATHS OF PRIVATE U.S. CITIZENS Overseas IN 2013 (BY COUNTRY)

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Country

Date of Death

Number

Location

Afghanistan

March 8, 2013

1

Kabul, Afghanistan

April 6, 2013

1

Kabul, Afghanistan

April 6, 2013

1

Qalat, Afghanistan

May 16, 2013

4

Kabul, Afghanistan

June 8, 2013

1

FOB Sharana, Afghanistan

July 2, 2013

1

Kabul, Afghanistan

August 21, 2013

1

Bagram, Afghanistan

November 29, 2013

2

Bagram, Afghanistan

Algeria

January 18, 2013

1

In Amenas, Illizi, Algeria

January 20, 2013

2

In Amenas, Illizi, Algeria

Lebanon

August 26, 2013

1

Tripoli, Lebanon


TERRORISM INJURIES OF PRIVATE U.S. CITIZENS Overseas IN 2013 (BY COUNTRY)

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Country

Date of Injury

Number

Location

Afghanistan

March 27, 2013

1

Kabul, Afghanistan

Algeria

January 19, 2013

2**

In Amenas, Algeria

Kenya

September 23, 2013

6

Nairobi, Kenya

September 23, 2013

48***

Nairobi, Kenya

**Not medically injured, but held hostage on the oil rig in In Amenas.
***Not medically injured, but present at the Westgate Mall at the time of the terrorist act.


TERRORISM KIDNAPPINGS OF PRIVATE U.S. CITIZENS Overseas IN 2013 (BY COUNTRY)

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Country

Date of Kidnapping

Number

Location / Date Released or Rescued

Colombia

June 20, 2013

1

Guaviare, Colombia,
Released October 27, 2013

Libya

June 24, 2013

1

Benghazi, Libya,
Released June 27

Nigeria

October 23, 2013

2

Bonny, Nigeria,
Released November 12

December 3, 2013

1

Benin City, Nigeria,
Released December 11, 2013

Syria

February 28, 2013

1

Released April 10, 2013

March 4, 2013

1

Flitah, Syria,
Escaped March 14, 2013

April 22, 2013

1

Aleppo, Syria

August 4, 2013

1

Azaz, Syria

August 4, 2013

1

Allepo, Syria

August 19, 2013

1

Aleppo, Syria,
Released August 26, 2013

October 1, 2013

1

Northern Syria

Yemen

September 17, 2013

1

Sanaa, Yemen