Security incident data

Last updated: June 20, 2019

Data verified up to: December 31, 2018

The numbers below refer to the number of people affected. Click on a column heading to order incidents according to that column.

IDMonthDayYearCountryUNINGOLNGO and NRCSICRCIFRCOtherNationals killedNationals woundedNationals kidnappedTotal national staffInternationals killedInternationals woundedsort iconInternationals kidnappedTotal international staffTotal victimsGender MaleGender FemaleGender UnknownMeans of attackAttack contextLocationLatitudeLongitudeDetailsSource
611998000600320510016000UnknownRaidUnknown

1 ICRC international and 3 national staff killed, and 2 nationals wounded, sometime during year.

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344Jan102005Zimbabwe100000000010011010Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-17.831772631.0456859

1 UN international (Anglo-Swiss) staff stabbed in roadside assault in Harare, Jan 10.

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949Apr142009Zambia100000010100001010Bodily assaultRaidHome-8.8666731.3

1 UN national staff injured when stabbed by armed robbers at her home.

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1075Jul32010Yemen100000010100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown15.65481543.94099815

A UN-contracted truck was attacked and food looted. A driver's assistant was injured.

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1074Nov262010Yemen100000010100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown15.33748444.184304

A convoy of contracted trucks was attacked, one driver injured and food looted.

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1073Jan202010Yemen100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad16.30852843.403557

A UN-contracted truck driver was attacked while on the road and seriously injured.

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887Nov162009Yemen010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown15.40603244.215669

1 INGO international (Japanese) staff kidnapped by local tribesmen for leverage to have clansmen released; viticim released 7 days later.

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877Aug132009Yemen00150000015150000150015KidnappingUnknownUnknown16.30852843.403557

15 RCS national staff kidnapped by rebel group.

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849Jun122009Yemen040000000040044220Kidnap-killingUnknownProject site16.30852843.403557

4 INGO international (German, UK, South Korean) staff kidnapped from Yemen hopsital INGO program (9 in all kidnapped, including 3 children and 1 spouse - German) Government officials on Sunday accused a Shi'ite militant group. Later found dead .

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664Dec152008Yemen010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad14.542889444.4006912

1 INGO international (German) staff and their visiting parents (not included) were kidnapped in Dhamar province, located about 65 miles south of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, Dec. 15 ; released 19 December. Kidnappers, who belong to the powerful Bani Dhabian tribe, abducted the three as they drove their car outside the historic city of Rada'a, about 130 kilometers south of Sana'a. Tribal sources said five men armed with AK-47 rifles snatched the three Germans from their car as they left Rada'a on the way to Sana'a.

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1206May22007Yemen002000020200002002UnknownAmbushRoad16.30852843.403557

2 national RC workers injured in an attack on an aid convoy in northern Yemen in Saada province, close to the Saudi border, May 2. Saada is the site of a Shiite rebellion against Yemen's Sunni-dominated govt. No word on motive.

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209Dec2002Yemen030000000030033003UnknownUnknownUnknown16.347124347.8915271

3 INGO international (US) staff killed in Yemen.

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67Jan1999Yemen040000000000444220KidnappingRaidUnknown16.347124347.8915271

4 INGO international (2 British, 2 Dutch) staff kidnapped by armed tribesmen and later released.

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763Jun122007Vietnam010000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown16.16667107.83333

1 INGO national staff hospitalized after major assault during robbery

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1072Sep242010Uganda100000010100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown2.02055634.584167

A contracted truck was attacked by armed warriors and the driver's assistant injured.

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1059Jul112010Uganda010000000010011001BombingUnknownPublic location0.317713732.5813539

1 international (American) who was working with an INGO was killed when a bomb exploded on a rugby field in Kampala, during the bombings that took place during the World Cup.

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966Sep12009Uganda010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location2.7532.9

1 INGO national staff injured when physically assaulted by a military office and his colleagues outside a bar.

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928Nov42009Uganda010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown2.7532.9

1 INGO national staff wounded when shot while on a motorbike- no additional details provided.

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926Aug182009Uganda010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackPublic location2.7532.9

1 INGO national staff assaulted by a military officer outside a bar- no additional details provided.

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694Nov302007Uganda010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad2.7532.9

1 INGO national staff guard was shot dead when returning from town in the evening. The police believe it was a robbery.

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581Oct312007Uganda030000210300003003UnknownAmbushRoad2.7532.9

2 INGO national staff killed and 1 national staff wounded, who escaped, by gunmen in Amuru district on Wednesday. Banditry is rife across northern Uganda, scarred by two decades of insurgency by the LRA and widespread cattle rustling by AK-47-toting Karamojong warriors. Both have a habit of ambushing then looting civilian vehicles."We suspect these were just armed thugs who targeted the cash," an army spokesman for northern Uganda, told Reuters. "It doesn't look like an LRA attack and there are no Karamojong warriors in Amuru."The LRA normally burn vehicles after attacks, but Magezi said the attackers merely robbed cash and escaped.

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548May292007Uganda100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad2.7974824534.18649998

1 UN national staff driver killed in an ambush by gunmen, after which the UN agency temporarily suspended aid to half a million people in Uganda's drought-prone Karamoja region.

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400Oct262005Uganda040000220400004004UnknownAmbushUnknown1.533355432.2166578

2 INGO national staff killed, 2 national staff wounded (victims from two INGOs) in ambushes by LRA rebels, Oct 26.

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399Oct252005Uganda020000020200002002UnknownAmbushUnknown1.533355432.2166578

2 INGO national staff wounded in ambush by LRA rebels, Oct 25.

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376Jun2005Uganda020000020200002002UnknownAmbushUnknown1.533355432.2166578

2 INGO national staff wounded in ambush by LRA.

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339Dec2004Uganda010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown3.23666733.093056

1 INGO national staff shot and wounded in Kitgum national bar.

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307Jun192004Uganda020000200200002200UnknownAmbushRoad2.7532.9

2 INGO national staff killed when food convoy to South Sudan ambushed by LRA about 15 km north of Kitgum town, June 19.

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233May2003Uganda010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad1.533355432.2166578

1 INGO national staff killed when armed group ambushed and fired on the vehicle carrying the victim and others which was reportedly returning from a peace mission to reconcile the cattle rustling pastoralist comm

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218Feb2003Uganda010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad1.533355432.2166578

1 INGO national staff wounded by glass when vehicle stopped, driver robbed, and gunmen fired at car while driving off.

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191Sep2002Uganda010000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown1.533355432.2166578

1 INGO national staff killed.

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189Sep2002Uganda100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad1.533355432.2166578

1 UN national staff killed in attack on UN convoy.

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186Aug2002Uganda050000005500005005KidnappingRaidProject site1.533355432.2166578

5 INGO national staff kidnapped after LRA raids refugee camp, later released.

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49Jul81998Uganda100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad1.533355432.2166578

1 UN national staff killed in ambush by guerrillas from the Uganda National Rescue Front II on July 8. Vehicle also robbed and blown up.

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40Mar61998Uganda100000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown1.533355432.2166578

1 UN national staff killed March 6.

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755Dec42007Thailand050000140500005014BombingCombat/CrossfirePublic location6.8678652101.2504538

4 INGO national staff injured and 1 INGO national staff killed when a terrorist bomb exploded at a local shop in Pattani province, December 4 . One national staff and their 9yr son died at the hospital that night, while other staff were injured.

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693Nov72007Tanzania010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionCustody-3.3666736.68333

1 INGO national staff was arrested and hospitalized after beaten by police.

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619Jun302008Tanzania010000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-3.427533936.70858482

1 INGO international (Australian) staff charity worker been shot dead in Tanzania. Victim had been working in the town of Arusha in northern Tanzania for the past 18 months and was killed on Monday during a robbery.

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150Jun2001Tajikistan015000000990066150015KidnappingUnknownUnknown38.628173370.8156541

6 INGO international staff (4 Germans, 1 US, 1 Russian) and 9 national staff held hostage by militants and later released.

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89Oct71999Tajikistan010000000010011001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown38.628173370.8156541

1 INGO international staffer killed Oct 7.

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34Dec1997Tajikistan020000000010122110Kidnap-killingIndividual attackUnknown38.628173370.8156541

2 INGO international staff (of two different organizations) kidnapped. One victim was fatally wounded when her abductors set off a grenade to kill themselves and their hostage. The other victim was rescued, unharmed.

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3Feb1997Tajikistan400200004400226006KidnappingUnknownUnknown38.628173370.8156541

3 UN national staff, 1 UN international (Nigerian) staff, 1 ICRC international staff and 1 ICRC national staff kidnapped along with other (not included) UN staff, journalist and Tajik govt rep; released 48 hours later.

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1113Oct72009Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionCustody13.443522.4452278

One INGO national staff was beaten and taken into custody by GoS police for unknown reasons. After arrival at the police station, he was immediately released. The staff member was brought to the clinic after he complained of pain in the head. No reason was given for his arrest despite inquiries.

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1112Sep82009Sudan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad13.523.5

One driver shot and seriously wounded when an INGO convoy of two vehicles was ambushed. The incident occurred a few hundred metres from a GoS checkpoint. The perpetrators robbed the passengers of cash and fled.

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1111May262009Sudan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad13.443522.4452278

One INGO local staff was ambushed and shot by unknown armed persons while he was traveling on motorcycle. The staff member sustained gunshot wounds on his lower abdomen and was found by passerby, however he died shortly after.

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1110May162009Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.523.5

One INGO staff member sustained head injuries during an attack that started when five armed men stopped and diverted an INGO rented truck with four national staff on board. The staff members were held for approximately three hours, robbed and beaten by perpetrators.

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1109May62009Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

An INGO contracted driver was taken by two armed persons together with two vehicles and released by perpetrators four days later.

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1108Apr22009Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad13.523.5

An INGO driver was abducted by eight armed bandits during a carjacking incident. He was released by the bandits and arrived in El Geneina town 3 days later.

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1107Mar282009Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound11.32944425.08565623

One guard was hit on the head with a gun then tied up by perpetrators and later was taken to the hospital after six armed men scaled the INGO office fence and jumped inside.

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1106Mar242009Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound13.426300922.6574884

One security guard beaten up and later treated by a doctor, during an armed robbery by some 19 men who entered the INGO compound. Stole vehicles, chattels and fuel.

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1105Mar212009Sudan020000020200002200Bodily assaultRaidProject site11.32944425.08565623

Two guards seriously injured when five armed men entered the premises of an INGO clinic. The robbers stole all the medicines and fled. The two guards were treated at the hospital, one for a fractured hand and the other for facial injuries.

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1104Jan282009Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound13.443522.4452278

One INGO guard was tied up by rope and beaten by unknown armed men who had jumped over the perimeter fence of an INGO office. The men stole radios, tires and chairs, and threatened the guards.

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1101Apr192011Sudan200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad8.92772129.788925

Two national staff (drivers) of a UN agency went missing after their vehicle was comandeered by SPLA and were forced to drive, carrying SPLA soldiers, into an area of active conflict.

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1100Apr232011Sudan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad7.18196232.356095

A national staff of a UN agency was killed during an attack by armed assailants while traveling on duty.

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1097Apr222011Sudan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad7.432.4

A national staff of a UN agency was wounded when the convoy he was traveling with was ambushed by unknown armed elements wearing military uniforms.

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1086Jan132011Sudan300000000000333003KidnappingIndividual attackOffice/compound13.426300922.6574884

Three Bulgarian air crew members working for a private company contracted by a UN humanitarian agency were abducted upon landing on the helipad. There were released six months later on 6 June 2012.

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1083Jan62011Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome11.32944425.08565623

An INGO national staff member was attacked, stabbed and killed by an unknown group at his boarding place.

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1066Jun52010Sudan200000110200002200UnknownAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

A contracted truck was attacked when it broke down and the driver's assistant was killed. The driver was injured.

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1065Oct182010Sudan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad13.190923122.7402454

A contracted truck was attacked on the road and the driver's assistant killed.

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1062Apr272010Sudan300000120300003300UnknownAmbushRoad10.5301829.93292

A contracted truck was attacked by armed men. One escort detail was killed; driver and truck owner injured.

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1056Jun292010Sudan010000010100001100ShootingRaidProject site11.32944425.08565623

1 guard for an INGO was shot in the hand and shoulder while guarding a child-friendly space in an IDP camp. The perpetrator had tried to steal chairs.

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1050Aug22010Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

1 UN agency national staff (driver) shot at in the right hand during an ambush of two vehicles carrying INGO and UN agency staff.

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1163Dec242007Sudan100000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 UN national staff contractor killed.

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1035Oct152010Sudan010000000010011100Landmine Combat/CrossfireProject site4.933.8

An international technical expert for a demining INGO was killed during an explosion while working at a mine clearance site. An investigation is underway as to the exact cause of the incident.

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1032Jun12010Sudan020000020200002002Bodily assaultDetentionCustody933

At least two staffers from an INGO were reportedly beaten and detained by SPLA soldiers sometime in June. A spokesman for the southern army said they believed one of the beaten staff members was supplying food and medicine to elements of the opposition party.

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1018Nov42010Sudan300000000000333003KidnappingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

3 Latvians working for an air service company contracted by a UN agency were abducted by a group of armed men as they were travelling in a mini-bus to their residence in Nyala. They were released on 8 Dec.

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969Sep212008Sudan010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff wounded in armed robbery.

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967Jun222010Sudan020000000000222200KidnappingRaidOffice/compound12.0524.883333

2 INGO international (German) staff kidnapped along with a national staff driver (not counted) who was released shortly after. Germans Released 5 weeks later, in late July. The victims were kidnapped from their Nyala office by seven armed men in civilian clothes.

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960Jul52009Sudan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad15.093512926.1585109

1 UN national staff contracted driver was injured during a convoy attack.

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959Apr252009Sudan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad1626

1 UN national staff contracted driver was injured during a convoy attack.

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953May192009Sudan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown13.523.5

1 UN national staff contracted driver killed.

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945Aug192009Sudan100000010100001100UnknownIndividual attackPublic location12.0524.883333

1 UN national staff injured during an armed robbery in a store.

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944Oct112009Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.00592229.718875

1 UN national staff shot in the leg while driving to work.

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941Sep102009Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown7.723393327.9758201

I UN national staff physically assaulted and injured by a military police officer.

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933May182010Sudan030000002200113012KidnappingAmbushRoad12.02719724.878326

One INGO international (American) staff and two national staff, while traveling in a two-car convoy, were stopped and kidnapped by eight armed men. Local security sources believed the abduction was financially motivated. The two national staff were released relatively quickly, while the international staff member was released on 30 August 2010. 

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929Sep72006Sudan020000020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushRoad12.1215402523.1587067

2 INGO national staff beaten by armed men when vehicle ambushed between Um Ker and Garsila 80 kn sw of Zalingei. Robbed cash, camera and drivers license.

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925Mar102010Sudan010000010100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown6.7530

One INGO national staff wounded.  No additional details provided.

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916Feb82008Sudan000100100100001001UnknownRaidOffice/compound1630

1 ICRC national staff killed when armed men entered the ICRC compound.

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876Aug42009Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 UN national staff contract driver shot dead by suspected robbers in Al Deain in South Darfur on Tuesday.

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869Oct222009Sudan000100000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 IFRC international (French/British) staff kidnapped from Darfur by a group of armed men who later demanded $1 million ransom. Released, 18 March 2010.

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855Jun242009Sudan020000000000222020KidnappingUnknownUnknown1626

2 INGO international (1 Irish, 1 Ugandan) staff kidnapped by a gang of armed men near Kutum, northern Darfur; both released 18 October.

833Apr42009Sudan020000000000222020KidnappingRaidOffice/compound12.0524.883333

2 INGO international (1 French, 1 Canadian) staff kidnapped. 2 INGO national staff kidnapped and released the same day (not included). The internationals (both female) held for 26 days. The workers were snatched on Saturday night from the group's offices south of South Darfur's capital Nyala and around 100 kilometres (65 miles) from the border with Chad. One of the kidnappers, who refused to give his name, named his group as the "Falcons for the Liberation of Africa", saying it was composed of former rebels and members of Arab tribes in Darfur. He said a French group had been targetted to "send a message to the French government to try the people who kidnapped children from Chad."

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830Mar232009Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome13.426300922.6574884

1 NGO national staff manager shot Monday night in the western Darfur town of Kongo Haraza at home near Sudan's border with Chad.

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829Mar212009Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown13.426300922.6574884

1 NGO national staff was beaten in ambush - 4 national staff of 2 INGOs were returning to

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819Mar142009Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

One UN national staff driver injured when UN agency-hired commercial truck transporting food supplies from El Obeid to Nyala was attacked by two armed bandits. The perpetrators, in an attempt to stop the vehicle, fired one shot which hit the driver on the arm. Though injured, the driver did not stop and continued to Nyala. Upon arrival, he was admitted to the Nyala Teaching hospital.

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814Mar102009Sudan050000002200335212KidnappingRaidHome1626

3 INGO intenational (Canadian nurse, Italian doctor, French coordinator) staff and 2 INGO national staff abducted at gunpoint from their home in Saraf Omra, North Darfur. Another national staff taken was released the same day (not included here). Other two nationals released the next day. Internationals freed March 13, with no ransom paid, according to the organization. Led to withdrawal to Khartoum.

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812Feb212009Sudan020000200200002000ShootingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

2 NGO national staff killed when bandits opened fire on a passenger bus.

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795Aug32008Sudan001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 NGO national staff, a UN implementing partner staffer, was killed in Kaikuny, 3 August 2008.

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794Jul252008Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown12.0524.883333

1 UN national staff physically assaulted while travelling on private business in Nyala and sustained injuries.

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790Nov12007Sudan010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 national staff contractor killed.

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1220Mar72008Sudan100000010100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown14.584444429.4917691

One UN national staff injured while being attacked by a civilian in southern Sudan.

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1217Jan122008Sudan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

1 UN national staff seriously injured during an attempted carjacking in West Darfur, 12 January 2008

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7832008Sudan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff murdered while off duty. Motive unknown.

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779Sep242008Sudan020000200200002002UnknownAmbushUnknown14.584444429.4917691

2 INGO national staff of the local partners killed in ambush. Motive deemed political.

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775Jun252008Sudan010000010100001001ShootingRaidUnknown13.426300922.6574884

1 INGO national staff hospitalized after shooting. Motive deemed as 'theft'.

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772Apr302008Sudan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff killed in attempted robbery.

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770Feb192008Sudan010000010100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff wounded in armed robbery.

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768Dec292007Sudan010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff murdered. Motive unknown

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767Dec232007Sudan010000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff killed during ethnic strife/ staff relocation.

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766Nov252007Sudan010000010100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

One INGO national staff shot during armed robbery.

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762Mar212007Sudan010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown14.584444429.4917691

One INGO national staff member hospitalized after attack. Motive related to ethnic violence.

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760Dec182006Sudan010000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff killed in a carjacking that also resulted in 2 policemen being killed (not included here).

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749Jul242006Sudan070000006600117007KidnappingIndividual attackOffice/compound1630

7 INGO (6 national, 1 international) staff were held hostage by a group of over 40 former INGO IDP casual workers in INGO compound in Kalma camp while conducting a meeting. The staff were released only after making written promises to meet the demands of the ex-workers and to return to Kalma on Monday, 31 July 2006.

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719Apr212008Sudan200000110200002200ShootingAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

1 UN national staff contracted driver aid shot and killed and 1 UN national staff guard injured delivering food on a main transport route between North and South Darfur.

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716Apr72008Sudan200000200200002200UnknownAmbushRoad6.7530

Two UN national staff (contracted driver and assistant) were shot and killed by unknown assailants after delivering humanitarian food supplies to the town of Rumbek, southern Sudan.

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706Apr82008Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown15.45051336.399923

1 INGO national staff (cleaner) was taken from his/her bed, beaten and stabbed in the hand. It appears to be a personal dispute.

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702Nov2007Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff driver kidnapped and car stolen; driver was freed a few days later after intervention of the Sudanese authorities.

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701Aug272007Sudan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown14.584444429.4917691

One INGO national staff (locally trained nurse) was killed by drunken soldier in dispute over nurse's cattle. The INGO claims the incident was not aid or organization-related.

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698Jul212008Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown15.45051336.399923

1 INGO national staff guard shot dead while on personal business. It subsequently became known that the victim was involved in a rebel group and the killing may have been politically motivated.

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695Apr32008Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound1626

1 INGO national staff injured when three armed men entered the compound, punched and kicked a member of staff to force him to hand over valuables and then locked him in his room.

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689Nov2007Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO international staff beaten in an armed attack on Kulbus compound, one vehicle and two thurayas stolen.

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688May2007Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionCustody14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff detained and beaten severely by local security forces, a result of local Dinka-Acholi tensions over land.

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677Feb212005Sudan070000007700007007KidnappingAmbushProject site11.32944425.08565623

7 INGO national staff and three vehicles abducted during a food distribution. The incident lasted slightly more than 24 hours. Head of INGO office managed to negotiate their release with no injuries or ransom.

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660Dec42008Sudan060000060600006006Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

6 INGO national staff injured when masked men armed with an AK-47 and hand grenade abducted and beat up the victims on the road to a volatile camp Darfur. The aid workers had been in a convoy heading to Kalma camp in south Darfur. The six aid workers - all Sudanese - are employed by an international aid organisation, which asked not to be named. Three of them were taken to hospital after the attack.

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630Jul192008Sudan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national stafff driver who was hired by a local NGO partner of the INGO in Darfur, to take staff home, was killed on Wednesday, July 19. Victim was stopped on the road from Mershing to Nyala and was shot and killed by a man carrying a weapon.

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629Jul182008Sudan300000300300003003Bodily assaultMob violenceUnknown12.909623.47406

Three UN national staff beaten to death by a mob on Thursday in the region near the border with Chad in circumstances that are still unclear.

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618Jun272008Sudan100000000010011100UnknownAmbushRoad4.82487131.607858

One UN international (Ugandan) staff truck driver ambushed and killed after delivering food supplies to the agency's warehouse in Juba. Assistant escaped after steering the truck to a stop 300 metres from the site of the attack.

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600Mar242008Sudan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown13.426300922.6574884

1 UN national staff contracted driver was killed.

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599Mar222008Sudan200000200200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad9.3836728.80767

2 UN national staff contracted drivers on their way to the Abyei state were stabbed to death by six assailants.

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598Mar202008Sudan400000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad13.420899723.0738882

4 UN national staff of state water corporation team partner program, hijacked and kidnapped.

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590Jan12008Sudan000002100110012200ShootingAmbushUnknown15.593324732.5356502

1 donor agency international (American) staff and 1 national staff driver shot and killed in ambush during a New Years celebrations in Khartoum, January 1. The little-known froup Ansar Al Tawhid (Companions of Monotheism) soon claimed responsibility for the killings.

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577Oct82007Sudan010000100100001001ShootingRaidUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff shot and killed when fleeing the town of Muhajeria which was attacked, 8 October. 13 humanitarian workers were evacuated on the following day after heavy fighting and violence. Other staff members fled in an attempt to join and protect their families.

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576Oct162007Sudan200000200200002200ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

2 UN national staff contracted drivers contracted shot and killed by unidentified assailants in Darfur, 16 October. The incident occured in South Darfur on the road between the town of Ed Daien and the city of El Obeid. The men were returning to El Obeid after delivering supplies.

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575Oct122007Sudan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 UN national staff trucking co partner was killed in South Darfur on the road between the state capital Nyala and the city of El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, 12 October.

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572Sep2007Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown12.0524.883333

1 INGO nationals staff driver was tied up and beaten and being treated at a UN clinic in Nyala.

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568Sep282007Sudan030000030300003003UnknownAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

3 INGO national staff wounded when armed men ambushed an aid convoy in Darfur, which included eight staff members. The convoy was attacked some 25 miles south of Nyala. The INGO has scaled back its operations in South Darfur after its staff suffered three attacks within a week.

Focal Point
553May302007Sudan020000002200002110KidnappingAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

2 INGO national staff abducted at gunpoint when two unknown armed men stopped an INGO vehicle returning from El Hamidiya IDP camp to Zalingei, 30 May. UNDSS informed the police and local commissioner about the incident, but the two staff members and vehicle are still missing.

Focal Point
551Jun172007Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad12.909623.47406

1 INGO national staff guard/pump operator shot and killed on way home from work- a water point in Khamsa Degaig camp for internally displaced persons in Zalingei, West Darfur, 17 June. The victim was ordered to stop by three unidentified men in civilian clothes. After refusing to stop, one of the three men shot him three times at point blank range and died immediately.

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541Jan202007Sudan110000002200002002KidnappingUnknownPublic location14.20185924.663781

1 UN national staff contractor and 1 IO national staff abducted at the market area in Kutum by Arab Militias base in Sheik Abu Da Bagi, 20 Jan.; later released on 21 January.

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533Apr2007Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown12.3333323.41667

1 NGO national staff security guard was badly beaten up and is in a critical condition in Um Dukhun, Darfur.

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532Feb112007Sudan100000010100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound13.426300922.6574884

One UN national staff (guard) underwent medical treatment after being shot when four armed men looted food items from a UN agency.

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531Feb132007Sudan010000010100001100UnknownRaidOffice/compound12.3333323.41667

1 INGO national staff guard sustained injuries when two armed men in military uniform entered an INGO compound in Um Dukhum in W. Darfur early in the morning of 13 February in an attempt to loot money. They attacked the guard who sustained injuries before fleeing the scene. Two staff members of the INGO living nearby came to the rescue of their colleagues and while they were transporting the injured to the hospital, their house was robbed.

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530Feb172007Sudan100000010100001001Bodily assaultAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

One UN national staff assaulted by a group of unidentified men while walking home in southern Sudan, 17 Feb. Victim was beaten with sticks and sustained injuries. The attackers took his money and other personal belongings.

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529Apr182007Sudan020000020200002101Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound1630

2 INGO national staff severely beaten up when ten unknown armed men forced entrance into an INGO guesthouse in Saleah, 18 April. They severely beat up the INGO representative and his wife (not included here) as well the guard. They took the keys of the INGO vehicle at gun point and fled with the vehicle.

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528Apr212007Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingRaidOffice/compound1630

1 INGO national staff driver missing when three unknown armed men entered an INGO compound in Kalma IDP camp (15 km East of Nyala) with two AK-47s, one G3 and a hand grenade, 21 April. The perpetrators took the key to an INGO vehicle with one of the driver who drove them out of the camp. The driver is still missing.

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527Apr232007Sudan020000020200002002ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

2 INGO nationals staff injured when unknown armed men attacked an INGO vehicle near Marla (55 km South East of Nyala, South Darfur), 23 April. They shot at the vehicle.

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526Apr192007Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad13.62678625.349635

1 INGO national staff driver was hijacked with an INGO vehicle, 19 April; released on 25 April near the Chad/Sudan border and returned to El Fasher. The vehicle is still missing.

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523Nov232006Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad13.523.5

1 INGO national staff driver abducted by gunpoint en route to a food nutrition center, Wed Nov 23; victim alked back to Sanidadi 48 hours later, unharmed.

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1207Apr42007Sudan010000010100001100UnknownRaidOffice/compound12.3333323.41667

1 INGO national staff guard sustained serious injuries when four unknown armed men raided the compound in Umm Dukhum in West Darfur, April 4.

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512Feb2007Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown13.1666724.36667

1 INGO national staff driver briefly abducted and beaten in eastern Jebel Marra in Darfur.

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508Dec182006Sudan010000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

1 INGO national staff shot and wounded when an ambulance escorted by Govt police was ambushed by 7-10 armed men in Khorbomba (Habila Kanari area, 23 km west from El Geneina), Dec 18. One policeman was also killed (not counted here) and three AK-47s

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1205Jan102007Sudan100001110200002002UnknownAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

One UN national staff killed and 1 national staff of an intl organization wounded in an ambush in southern Sudan, Jan 10. Travelling with an SPLA armed convoy.

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507Mar142006Sudan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad10.5301829.93292

3 INGO national staff kidnapped when a commercial truck hired by an INGO to transport items for its water and sanitation programme was hijacked at Kaura (on the El Fasher-Kabkabiya road) by three armed men, 14 March.

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505Dec262006Sudan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

1 UN national staff contracted driver shot and injured in ambush of two commercial trucks carrying UN agency food in Habila Kanari. Ten armed attackers, believed to be Janjaweed militia, shot at the vehicles that drove through the ambush, hitting one driver.

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5042006Sudan200000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.523.5

2 UN national staff drivers in hired commercial vehicles with food commodities were ambushed by armed men on the Tawilla-Kabkabiye road from El Fasher to Kabkabiye, were beaten, then allowed to proceed. Ambushed and beaten again after 2 kilometers

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501Dec92006Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff kidnapped: A vehicle belonging to an INGO operating within the area of Azerni was carjacked , Dec 9. The location of the natl staff driver and vehicle is unknown.

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500Dec72006Sudan008000080800008008Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown11.32944425.08565623

8 NGO national staff violently beaten in Khor Abeche, South Darfur, Dec 7. Three vehicles also stolen.

Official Report
499Nov102006Sudan100000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown6.7530

One UN national staff officer was physically assaulted and sustained back injuries in an incident where two MONUC helicopters landed in Rumbek for refuelling, Nov 10.

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498Nov92006Sudan710000080800008008Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown6.7530

Seven UN national staff and 1 INGO national staff members detained, severely beaten and caned by local soliders in Rumbek, southern Sudan, Nov 9. The INGO member was sent to Nairobi for medical treatment.

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497Sep132006Sudan200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad13.523.5

2 UN national staff drivers abducted by armed men after ambush while traveling from El Fasher through Kutum to Abdel Shakour.

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484Oct302006Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 UN national staff driver injured when beaten with a stick on the head when three UN-contracted trucks were stopped by 12 armed men when on their way from Nyala to Kass, Oct 30. All drivers were robbed of their money and mobile phones.

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483Oct302006Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 UN national staff driver suffered minor gunshot wounds when a UN convoy bringing humanitarian assistance was fired upon in South Darfur, 30 Oct. (Two passengers also suffered wounds, but not counted here.)

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482Oct2006Sudan000100100100001100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad1626

1 ICRC national staff driver disappeared during a hijacking incident in North Darfur and is presumed dead.

Official Report
479Sep132006Sudan030000030300003102Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

3 INGO national staff flogged with the whip and sustained injuries when their vehicle was ambushed while travelling to El Geneina between Kerenek and Azerni (25 km East of El Geneina) by three men, Sept 13.

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473Sep12006Sudan010000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown1626

1 INGO national staff health worker killed in Hashaba, North Darfur during fighting, Sept 1.

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471Aug262006Sudan000100010100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site11.32944425.08565623

1 ICRC national staff watchman at a food depot in Graida, Darfur, was shot and later robbed of his money, Aug 26.

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470Aug42006Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 UN national staff driver shot and wounded when 3 commercial trucks carrying food aid were ambushed by armed men in Um Duraba, east of Nyala, Aug 4.

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467Aug162006Sudan000100100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 ICRC national staff abducted in Darfur by armed group in mid-August; found dead two weeks later. No details of the death.

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463Jul12006Sudan010000010100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown13.443522.4452278

1 INGO national staff severely beaten by four National Security officers in Geneina, July 1. (also 3 intl staff harassed, not counted). The NS officers abducted the vicitm to the security office and beat him unconscious with an iron bar and with their fists.

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462Jul282006Sudan010000100100001001Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad1626

1 INGO national staff abducted in North Darfur during the hijacking of an INGO vehicle, 3 May. Victim believed to have been held in Chad and was making way back to Saraf Omra in North Darfur when caught up and killed in fighting in Helelat village near Kulb.

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460Jul192006Sudan010000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff driver killed by a man on the road in South Darfur.

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456Jul272006Sudan020000110200002101Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff driver beaten to death and 1 national staff injured in Dereig IDP camp in West Darfur, 27 July. Org says the team "was caught up in civil unrest while collecting seedlings, as part of a tree planting programme ... [and] was attacked..."

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455Jul32006Sudan010000000000111100ShootingAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

One international agency staff (Kenyan) missing after ambush in southern Sudan on aid agency vehicle, 3 July. Gunmen believed to be Uganda LRA. Six others killed and 11 wounded.

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454Jul132006Sudan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad1626

1 INGO national staff killed when their vehicle, on a routine field mission in North Darfur, was stopped by armed robbers, 13 July.

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451Jun252006Sudan100000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackPublic location6.7530

One UN national staff assaulted and killed by 3 unknown persons while at a market in Rumbek, southern Sudan. Vicitm was travelling from the UN agency to the airport on official duty. One attacker was arrested; thought to be a personal matter.

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450Jun82006Sudan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackProject site14.584444429.4917691

One international agency national staff contractor killed by unknown assailants while working on a road in southern Sudan, June 8. At first thought to be LRA, now thought to be Murle and Didinga militias.

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449Jun302006Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site1630

1 INGO national staff watchman killed by unknown gunmen inside Kalma IDP camp, June 30, 2 am. Victim seems to have been sleeping while on duty at the agency's water pump station.

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446Jun132006Sudan600000005500116006KidnappingAmbushRoad13.523.5

1 UN international staff and 5 national staff detained by SLA Abdul Wahid faction while travelling from Kutum to Irgie, June 13. SLA claimed they were stopped b/c they were not notified of the team's mission and on allegations that the natl staff were govt spies.

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445Jun132006Sudan100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location13.443522.4452278

1 UN national staff security guard wounded when he was shot in the leg while off-duty in a marketplace near the agancy's international guesthouse in Geneina, 13 June. Unconfirmed information suggests it was personal issue.

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444May2006Sudan100000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound832

One UN national staff wounded when about 22 civilians, some with firearms, invaded the agency's compound in Bor, southern Sudan. They dragged and beat the victim with sticks, and other staff members who tried rescuing him were threatened with a rifle.

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426Mar282006Sudan030000030300003300Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound13.443522.4452278

3 INGO national staff guards were beaten when a group of unidentified armed men forcefully entered an INGO compound in El Geneina, March 28. The attackers left with a Land Cruiser pick-up, a Thuraya phone and a mobile phone.

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425Mar192006Sudan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown531

One INGO national staff was abducted during an attack on Yambio in southern Sudan, March 19; released on March 22. Victim claimed that the attacking group belonged to the LRA and that its main motive was to loot food.

Archived
424Mar192006Sudan030000030300003003ShootingAmbushRoad9.5334231.66048

Three INGO national staff were injured when their vehicle was fired upon by police officers described as belonging to the Shilluk King police (an org not known to UN Police), north of Malakal, southern Sudan, March 19. Two other INGO staff in the same vehicle were unharmed.

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422Mar152006Sudan300000110210013300ShootingRaidOffice/compound4.7531

1 UN international staff and 1 national staff guard shot and killed and 1 national staff guard wounded in attack on agency's compound in Yei, southern Sudan, March 15. No info on motives, but agency was preparing repatriation of Sudanese to that area. The international staff died on March 28 after having been airlifted to Nairobi.

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412Dec192005South Sudan100000010100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown6.7530

1 UN national staff injured during a clash between two families in Rumbek in Southern Sudan, Dec 19.

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411Dec112005Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 UN nationals staff struck by a bullet and later died when five UN trucks attacked between Solong and Golo in South Darfur after having already delivered food, Dec 11.

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406Nov2005South Sudan020000100110012101UnknownAmbushUnknown7.265386130.05489

1 INGO international (British) staff and 1 national staff killed when ambushed by LRA.

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403Oct312005Sudan020000100110012200UnknownAmbushUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 NGO international (Iraqi) staff and 1 national staff killed from demining group in another LRA ambush, Oct 31.

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402Oct282005Sudan260000080800008006Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

2 UN national staff and 6 INGO national staff beaten when convoy ambushed in Darfur, Oct 28.

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401Oct262005Sudan010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackHome14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff assaulted and wounded by military men outside victim's residence, Oct 26.

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396Oct2005Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad13.523.5

1 UN national staff shot in his left hand and 80 bags of sugar was looted when truck travelling from El Obein to Nyala was attacked by 15 armed men on camel, Oct 19.

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392Sep2005Sudan003000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

3 NGO national staff hijacked and kidnapped by armed men.

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390Sep92005Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 UN national staff severely assaulted when two commercial trucks contracted by the UN were ambushed and looted at Amar Gadeed village, north of Manawashi, Sept 9.

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385Jul232005Sudan020000200200002002UnknownAmbushRoad13.5690733.56718

2 INGO national staffkilled when two trucks of an were ambushed and looted 10 km north of Sania Fandu, July 23.

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384Jul2005Sudan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownProject site1626

1 NGO nationals staff abducted in Zam Zam camp in North Darfur, July 11; later released, July 15.

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383Jul2005Sudan01500000150150000150015UnknownMob violenceProject site11.32944425.08565623

15 INGO national staff injured during camp riots targeting intl organizations participating in the first day of the WFP food registration program.

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382Jul2005Sudan010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackHome14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff assaulted during armed robbery at victim's house.

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379Jun232005Sudan010000010100001100ShootingRaidHome14.584444429.4917691

One INGO national staff shot and wounded by group who invaded victim's house, June 23. Motive was ethnic rivalry (victim's wife is an Arab).

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368May12005Sudan040000211400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad15.4509936.39998

2 RC national staff killed, 1 national staff wounded and 1 national staff kidnapped when their vehicle was attacked near the eastern town of Kassala, May 1.

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365May122005Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad1630

1 locally contracted truck driver for the UN was ambushed and shot dead in South Darfur, May 12.

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359Apr152005Sudan010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown13.523.5

1 INGO national staff shot and killed in Golo, in the Jebel Marra region of West Darfur, April 15. Likely a personal issue, unrelated to work of INGO.

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358Apr142005Sudan020000020200002020Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site13.426300922.6574884

2 INGO national staff seriously assaulted and injured during NFI distribution in Krenik, West Darfur, April 14. Possibly linked to the agency

Archived
356Mar222005Sudan000001010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad1630

1 donor agency international staff shot and seriously wounded when convoy attacked in South Darfur, May 22. First such incident for this organization's personnel.

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354Mar102005Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff beaten when vehicle ambushed and robbed, March 10.

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349Jan212005Sudan010000100100001100ShootingRaidUnknown13.426300922.6574884

1 INGO national staff killed when a large group of armed tribesman attacked Seleia in West Darfur, Jan 21. A violent confrontation ensued in which civilians were killed, including the guard.

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345Jan62005Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

1 staff contracted by the UN was killed when unidentified gunman attacked an empty, 6-vehicle convoy contracted by UN returning from Mornei to Geneina in West Darfur, Jan 6.

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340Dec2004Sudan010000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff wounded when police fired on a wedding celebration in the camp.

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337Dec162004Sudan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad1630

3 INGO national staff kidnapped at gunpoint in rebel-held Labado, South Darfur, Dec 16.

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336Dec2004Sudan010000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff shot and killed in attack on Labado center.

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335Dec122004Sudan020000200200002002ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

2 INGO national staff shot and killed during an attack on a convoy of humanitarian vehicles in South Darfur, Dec 12.

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332Nov2004Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionCustody11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff detained and beaten by police, who took away his INGO ID and materials.

Focal Point
331Nov2004Sudan010000010100001001ShootingMob violenceProject site1630

1 INGO national staff shot in foot during fighting in Kalma camp, Nov 14.

Focal Point
326Oct2004Sudan030000110210013003Landmine AmbushRoad13.523.5

1 INGO international staff, 1 national staff killed and 1 national staff injured by landmine between Muzbat and Um Baru in Darfur.

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317Aug2004Sudan010000010100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff shot and wounded.

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316Aug122004Sudan020000110200002101UnknownIndividual attackProject site11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff killed and 1 national staff wounded in attack on IDPs in Kalma camp, Aug 12. Victim killed was alleged by the IDPs to be a major leader of Janjaweed.

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312Aug2004Sudan305000008800008008KidnappingUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

3 UN national staff and 5 national RC staff kidnapped.

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264Oct32003Sudan0100000820100000100010Landmine AmbushRoad1230.75

8 INGO national staff killed, 2 national staff wounded when their vehicle hit a mine on the road from Kauda to Karkar, Oct 3.

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230May2003South Sudan010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentAmbushUnknown7.265386130.05489

1 INGO national staff killed by rocket grenade aimed at car.

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220Mar102003Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 UN national staff beaten with rifle butt and kicked when the agency's and an INGO's vehicles ambushed in Darfur, March 10.

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195Oct212002Sudan010000010100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO staff member held and beaten by SPLA, Oct 21.

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181Jul2002South Sudan040000101200224004Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown7.265386130.05489

1 INGO national staff killed and 2 internationals and 1 national kidnapped in South.

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173Feb2002Sudan010000100100001000Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staffer killed by aerial bomb.

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157Sep2001Sudan010000100100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff killed in ambush.

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146May2001Sudan000100000010011100Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

1 ICRC international (Danish) staff killed when plane downed by projectile fired from unknown origin.

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140Mar82001Sudan040000002200224004KidnappingRaidProject site14.584444429.4917691

2 INGO international (Kenyan) and 2 national staff kidnapped when armed rebels attacked village, March 8.

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132Dec202000Sudan002000200200002002UnknownAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

2 national staff, one from an INGO and one from a national NGO, killed in ambush on Dec 20.

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131Dec2000Sudan000100100100001001Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 ICRC national staff killed in aerial bombing.

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129Nov2000Sudan100000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 UN national staff killed.

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107Mar2000Sudan010000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff killed in ambush.

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101Jan2000Sudan080000700710018008UnknownAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

8 INGO staff (7 national, 1 international) killed killed in attack on vehicle.

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97Jan82000Sudan020000200200002002UnknownAmbushUnknown8.92772129.788925

2 INGO national staff killed in ambush in Al Wahdah State on Jan 8.

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74May1999Sudan300000120300003300UnknownRaidRoad14.584444429.4917691

1 UN national staff killed and 2 wounded when relief barge on Nile in Sudan was attacked.

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68Feb181999Sudan004200400400226006Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown9.2629.8

2 ICRC international (Swiss) staff and 4 national RC workers kidnapped. Swiss released in March, Sudanese killed April.

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46Jun91998Sudan204000330600006003ShootingAmbushRoad1131

2 UN national staff killed along with 1 national RC worker were killed when gunmen fired on UN vehicle in South Kordofan June 9 (3 other RC workers wounded).

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44Apr1998Sudan010000100100001001Aerial bombardmentUnknownProject site14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff killed in hospital bombing.

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24Sep1997South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown4.82487131.607858

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Juba.

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963Mar22009Sri Lanka100000010100001100UnknownRaidUnknown8.759343980.4999646

One UN-contracted security guard was injured during a break-in attack.

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1228May132009Sri Lanka010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.1666780.41667

1 INGO national staff died as result of shelling near Mullivaikal, in the coastal area held by LTTE.

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1227Apr42009Sri Lanka010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.1666780.41667

1 INGO national staff was shot when caught in a crossfire in Mullativu and injured his foot/ankle. Victim recovered after being transferred to Vavuniya hospital and having the bullet removed.

Focal Point
1226Mar302009Sri Lanka010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.1666780.41667

1 INGO national staff was injured in artillery shelling in Mullativeu with a major injury to stomache. Victim was evacuated along with their family. Earlier on 12 January 2009 he was injured in artillery shelling; his head and recovered. Both incidents happened in the area where ongoing combat operations. According to the information he has under gone a surgery and later recovered.

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1225Feb22009Sri Lanka010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.1666780.41667

1 INGO national staff was injured in an artillery shelling on his arm and the side of his body. Victim was relocated and arrived in Vavuniye on 23 Feb. He was treated and released from the hospital.

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1224Jan142009Sri Lanka010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown9.1666780.41667

1 INGO national staff was injured in artillery shelling on his left leg and relocated to Vavuniya in April 2009 - now recovered.

Focal Point
1223Jan122009Sri Lanka050000050500005005Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown9.1666780.41667

5 INGO national staff were injured in artillery shelling in Mullativeu.

Focal Point
1222Oct102008Sri Lanka010000010100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.1666780.41667

1 INGO national staff injured when trying to come out from the fighting area on A9 Road and closer to Omanthai. The victim's left leg was injured in an artillery shelling.

Focal Point
865Jan162008Sri Lanka001000100100001010UnknownUnknownUnknown6.871481.3487

1 national RC worker killed in Okkampitiya, Monaragala.

Focal Point
850Jun162009Sri Lanka200000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.759343980.4999646

2 UN national staff missing and presumed kidnapped.

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848Jun112009Sri Lanka001000001100001010KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.459492481.2309621

1 NGO national staff abducted by unidentified armed men arriving in a white van Thursday morning. The victim is employed by and NGO in Vellaave

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845May132009Sri Lanka001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.87880.70382459

1 national RC worker killed along with his mother (not included) during an assault in shelling.

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844May82009Sri Lanka010000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.26880.815

1 INGO national staff killed in a shell attack at Mullivaikal, Vanni in a No Fire Zone.

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843Apr232009Sri Lanka010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location9.26880.815

1 INGO national staff director gravely wounded after shells hit St. Anthony's Church in Valaignarmadam on Thursday morning, 23 April.

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835Apr82009Sri Lanka000100100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.87880.70382459

1 ICRC national staff hit by a shell while getting water for his family in a coastal area in the north held by Tamil Tiger rebels.

Focal Point
828Mar212009Sri Lanka010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.7580.16667

1 INGO national staff wounded and several of his family members killed (not included) by a shell that hit a shelter Putumattalam last Saturday.

Media
826Mar162009Sri Lanka010000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.1666780.41667

1 INGO national staff gravely wounded (leg severed) as a result of shelling in the no fire zone, and later died due to lack of medical care.

Focal Point
823Mar142009Sri Lanka100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown7.87880.70382459

A UN national staffer kidnapped and forcibly conscripted by LTTE along with 3 dependents (not included).

Official Report
820Mar142009Sri Lanka100000010100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.285977680.7161013

1 UN national staff injured: On Saturday (March 14) a UN aid worker who sustained injuries due to LTTE attacks was rescued by security forces in general area Puthukkudiyirippu.

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817Mar42009Sri Lanka000100100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site9.1666780.41667

1 ICRC national staff in Vanni was killed by shelling Wednesday around 5:00 p.m. while return from sending some of the seriously wounded patients from Maaththa'lan hospital in ICRC ship.

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809Feb22009Sri Lanka020000200200002002Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown8.759343980.4999646

2 INGO national staff abducted and killed 8 days later

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800Dec232008Sri Lanka000100100100001001ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound7.3333380.75

1 ICRC national staff shot outside office.

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757Feb252008Sri Lanka010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown6.82879.93195613

1 INGO national staff abducted by unknown men; released 2 days later in Colombo.

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1215Oct272008Sri Lanka100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentAmbushUnknown8.459492481.2309621

1 UN national staff in Sri Lanka was injured during a hand grenade attack at a police checkpoint in Batticaloa.

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680Apr212007Sri Lanka010000010100001100Landmine AmbushRoad8.459492481.2309621

1 INGO national staff injured by a IED/Claymore attack, as he happened to pass by on a motorbike.

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670May152008Sri Lanka010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown6.93428779.8532704

1 INGO national staff driver in Sri Lanka has been missing and assumed kidnapped. Victim was last seen when he dropped off some colleagues at the country office in Colombo on Thursday 15th May. He has now been missing for six months and there has been no contact with him, neither directly or by phone.

Archived
653Nov272008Sri Lanka010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown8.459492481.2309621

1 INGO national staff shot and killed in Batticalao District.

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587Dec142007Sri Lanka001000100100001100Kidnap-killingIndividual attackHome9.664925580.0091719

1 national RC volunteer abducted and murdered in the island's army-held northern Jaffna peninsula. Victim was abducted by unidentified gunmen from his Jaffna home on Friday in front of his family, and his corpse was found on Sunday. Nordic truce monitors blame state security forces for the killings. "Definitely this (latest killing) must have been done by the LTTE to discredit the military and to show that we did it, so we deny that," said a military spokesman.

Official Report
573Sep272007Sri Lanka010000100100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad8.978018879.9148547

1 NGO national staff killed by roadside bomb. The victim was providing food for displaced people inside a rebel-held area in Mannar, Sri Lanka and was killed by a remotely launched mine attack.

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563Aug202007Sri Lanka020000110200002200ShootingAmbushRoad9.666980.0181

1 INGO national staff killed and 1 national staff injured by unidentified gunmen on motorcycles in Jaffna, as they traveled to work. The group, which has 300 staff in Jaffna, had suspended its work on the peninsula to determine how to improve staff security.

Official Report
561Jul242007Sri Lanka010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown9.2880.25490821

1 INGO national staff shot and killed by gunman in the island's army-held far northern Jaffna peninsula.

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547Jun42007Sri Lanka002000200200002200Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown6.6804880.401919

2 national RC workers who had been abducted by gunmen claiming to be police in Colombo, have been shot dead. The bodies of the two men were found in Ratnapura district, about 100km (60 miles) south-east of Colombo. 

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540Mar242007Sri Lanka004000130400004103Landmine AmbushRoad8.978018879.9148547

1 NGO national staff killed and 3 national staff injured when Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers exploded a claymore mine targeting a vehicle belonging to the aid agency in Mannar at around 12.30pm on Saturday.

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477Sep112006Sri Lanka010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.571181.2335

1 INGO national staff killed in Trincolamee District. Shot when returning to the office on INGO's motorcycle. No known motive.

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466Aug42006Sri Lanka01700001700170000170017ShootingRaidOffice/compound8.571181.2335

17 INGO national staffers shot execution-style in Muttur in their offices, August 4.

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465Aug202006Sri Lanka001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackHome8.751480.4971

A staff member of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society was shot and killed by two unknown men outside home.

Official Report
464Aug232006Sri Lanka001000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound7.2975481.68202

1 NGO nationals staff shot outside their office in the eastern Ampara district.

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438May152006Sri Lanka010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.759343980.4999646

1 INGO national staff driver shot and killed returning from work near Vavuniya, May 16.

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431Apr102006Sri Lanka030000210300003102Landmine AmbushRoad9.664925580.0091719

2 INGO national staff killed and 1 national staff driver wounded in Jaffna peninsula, where an anti-personnel mine exploded, striking both a Sri Lankan army vehicle and the workers' vehicle.

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37Jan1998Sri Lanka000100100100001100UnknownRaidUnknown8.759343980.4999646

1 ICRC national staff murdered when working as a night watchman at the ICRC sub-delegation in Vavuniya, when the sub-delegation

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427Apr132006South Africa100000000010011100ShootingUnknownUnknown-28.816623624.991639

1 UN international (Mozambique) staff killed by gunshot wounds, April 13.

Official Report
228Apr202003South Africa010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad-25.7448628.18783

1 INGO national staff wounded when vehicle carjacked in Pretoria, 20 April. Victim escaped under fire.

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184Aug2002South Africa100000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-28.816623624.991639

1 UN national staff shot and killed in armed robbery.

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1079Nov132010Somalia100000100100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown547

A driver contracted by a UN agency was shot and killed and food aid was looted. The incident was apparently linked to a clan dispute.

Official Report
1092Feb202011Somalia010000001100001100KidnappingRaidHome7.64495447.827913

A national staff from an INGO was abducted by pirates at his residence in the evening. The abduction is reportedly related to private matters.

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1080Jan32011Somalia010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackPublic location748

A local staff of an INGO was injured when an RCIED exploded near a hotel, injuring 4 people. The attack was thought to be targeted at the Governor. The injured local staff was arrested under suspicion of involvement in the attack.

Media
1078Apr272010Somalia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown1.842753944.5937239

A local NGO officer was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen. The NGO supplied water for displaced people. The deceased man was also a former administrator of a telecommunications company.

Media
1077Dec272009Somalia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome342

The head of a local NGO was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen in his house overnight. The man had just returned from a trip to Nairobi. Motive unclear.

Media
1067Nov252010Somalia100000010100001100ShootingAmbushPublic location2.03333345.35

A vehicle hired by a UN agency was shot at and the driver was injured while picking up staff from the airport.

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1031Dec42010Somalia020000110200002101UnknownAmbushRoad1044.5

One national staff (a security guard) killed and another national staff (a community mobilizer) wounded when their vehicle stumbled upon an ambush. The INGO they worked for was distributing cash and the money was being delivered by a local money transfer company, known as hawala. The two staff were travelling 70 km behind the hawala and came across the bandits, who had been holding the money transfer staff for almost an hour.

Media
1020Oct142010Somalia010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown6.1392946.62413

A British national working for an INGO was kidnapped in Somalia near the border with Ethiopia. Released on Oct 19. A Somali co-worker was also taken but was released hours later.

Media
992Jul192010Somalia100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

1 UN national staff member kidnapped by masked armed men while traveling to Terdishe from Mogadishu. Driver was released a short time later.

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952Oct52009Somalia200000200200002110ShootingAmbushUnknown2.03333345.35

2 UN national staff contracted drivers shot and killed during an ambush.

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932May142010Somalia100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown6.76970947.430831

1 national staff of a company contracted by a UN agency was killed when a gunman fired with an automatic weapon. The staff member was not conducting services related to the UN agency at the time.

Media
898Jan152010Somalia003000102300003102Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown2.042777945.3385636

3 local staff of a local NGO were kidnapped (2 others were also taken but for less than 24 hrs); the body of one, a long time security guard for the organisation, was found abandoned in Mogadishu with hands tied and shot. The other two were tortured and released after negotiations on Jan 18.

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894Dec222009Somalia100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown4.7358345.20361

1 UN national staff shot and killed.

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879Aug162009Somalia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound2.03333345.35

1 NGO national staff shot by unknown assailants as he sat outside the office of the organization in the IDPs camps on the outskirts of Mogadishu.

Media
878Aug162009Somalia100000010100001100UnknownRaidOffice/compound3.8095843.24628

1 UN national staff guard wounded in raid on offices.

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874Jul272009Somalia004000400400004004Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown1.7976744.90755

4 NGO national staff beheaded by al-Shabab militants, allegedly for being Christian.

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873Jul212009Somalia002000200200002002UnknownUnknownUnknown-1.64139541.592921

2 NGO national staff executed by Al Shabaab militias in Raskamboni southern Somalia. The victims were reportedly accused of being spies for foreigners.

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872Jul212009Somalia001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad2.03333345.35

1 national RC worker killed in the centre of Mogadishu on Tuesday afternoon, 21 July. Victim was travelling in a public transport vehicle when he was caught in crossfire and hit by a stray bullet and died instantly.

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854Jun242009Somalia010000010100001101UnknownAmbushRoad748

1 INGO national staff driver injured and passenger killed (not included here) when INGO vehcile came under attack, transporting a patient for medical care. Vehicle stolen.

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851Jun162009Somalia010000001100001010KidnappingAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

1 INGO national staff director abducted by armed men. Other passengers released unharmed.

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840Apr182009Somalia030000001100223102KidnappingUnknownUnknown4.1212943.88945

2 INGO international staff and 1 INGO national staff driver abducted. Driver was released, along with the vehicle.

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836Apr92009Somalia003000300300003300ShootingAmbushRoad3.9698342.44122

3 NGO national staff shot and killed by hooded gunmen in a town near the Ethiopian border. The head of the relief group, which operates in southern Somalia, his colleague and the driver were killed as they were leaving for a field trip in a southwestern town on Thursday.

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827Mar182009Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown2.03333345.35

1 UN national staff contractor shot dead in Mogadishu overnight by unknown gunmen.

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825Mar162009Somalia100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentRaidOffice/compound2.03333345.35

1 UN national staff guard injured when an unknown man threw a hand grenade into a UN agency compound in Mogadishu.

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824Mar162009Somalia400000001100334004KidnappingAmbushRoad3.8095843.24628

3 UN international (1 Azerbaijan, 1 Ghanean, 1 French) staff and 1 UN national staff abducted in Wajid, southern Somalia. They have been abducted by gunmen despite their own armed escort - and with no shots fired - as they prepared to leave the country for Nairobi.

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815Apr192009Somalia020000000000222002KidnappingAmbushRoad4.00000343.999993

2 INGO international (Belgian doctor, Danish nurse)staff kidnapped on their way back from a project site; released April 28. Their abductors had demanded a ransom.

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811Feb202009Somalia002000110200002101UnknownRaidHome2.03333345.35

1 NGO national staff security guard killed and 1 NGO national staff wounded when armed men attacked the home of a local NGO worker.

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799Oct172008Somalia100000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown1.7976744.90755

1 UN national staff was injured during a shooting incident in Merka.

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797Aug302008Somalia100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad1.7976744.90755

1 UN national staff shot and injured while travelling in a private vehicle in Merka, 30 August 2008.

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796Aug32008Somalia001000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown2.146462245.1193096

1 NGO national staff, a UN implementing partner staffer, was killed.

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1219Feb142008Somalia100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown1.3333342.66667

1 UN national staff contracted driver was killed

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788Oct112007Somalia002000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad2.1166745.4

2 NGO national staff wounded when driving their belonging to an INGO. The gunmen stopped the car and reportedly shot and wounded the two occupants before driving away with the vehicle.

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787Aug42007Somalia002000110200002200UnknownAmbushRoad141.5

1 NGO national staff security guard killed and 1 national staff driver seriously wounded when the NGO mission was ambushed between Dobley and the Kenyan border. 2 other staff lightly wounded (not counted here).

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786Mar142007Somalia001000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-0.3581742.54536

1 NGO national staff Chairman killed in Olympic district by unknown gunmen. Reports add that he had travelled from Kismayo to attend a workshop.

Official Report
724Oct152008Somalia010000010100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown1.7976744.90755

1 INGO national staff driver and a bystander (not included) injured when two armed men attempted to kidnap a senior INGO officer.

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721May172008Somalia020000100110012002Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown141.5

1 NGO national staff and 1 INGO international staff killed. The victims were working in coastal villages of Kismayo and Badhadhe districts and abducted by Al-Shabab members, executed on 1 June 2008.

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718Mar242008Somalia020000002200002200KidnappingUnknownPublic location2.03333345.35

2 INGO national staff were kidnapped at Bakara market area by suspected AOGs.

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717Jun52007Somalia020000110200002200ShootingAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

1 INGO national staff driver (daily hire) killed and 1 national staff injured when TFG forces starting shooting at unmarked vehicle passing a military convoy (the Prime Minister

Archived
715Nov262008Somalia010000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown2.1166745.4

1 INGO national staff was reportedly shot and killed by TFG soldiers.

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714Oct52008Somalia000100100100001100Aerial bombardmentUnknownHome3.11666743.65

1 ICRC national staff guard killed when unidentified man hurled a hand grenade to a house of international organization

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713Aug122008Somalia010000100100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown3.7249643.28727

1 INGO national staff killed and two women wounded (not included) in a crossfire that involved al-Shabaab militias and Wajid airstrip guards. The guards were reportedly asked to hand over their weapons to the al-Shabaab militias which they refused prompting a shootout.

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712Jul122008Somalia010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown547

1 NGO national staff shot and killed by unidentified armed gunmen. The motive of the killing remains unclear.

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711Jun232008Somalia010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown4.7358345.20361

1 NGO national staff shot and killed by two unidentified young men armed with pistols in Beletweyn. The motive behind the killing is not yet established.

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710Jun122008Somalia010000000010011002UnknownIndividual attackUnknown2.146462245.1193096

1 INGO international staff killed by unidentified men armed with pistols. Victim was a Ugandan teacher working with an INGO based in Merka. The deceased was an English teacher teaching language classes for the IDPs families at the above mentioned location. Motive of the killing is not yet established.

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709Jun22008Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown5.3089545.88296

1 NGO national staff assassinated by unidentified gunmen in Guri

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708May172008Somalia010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown042

1 INGO national staff senior project officer working in Kismayo was assassinated. The motive of the killing is not clear.

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707May22008Somalia010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad141.5

1 INGO national staff guard killed- ICU supporters in a minibus were stopped by Awdhegle District TFG troops at a check point 1-2 Kms out of the town. The ICU and TFG District forces exchanged small arms fire prompting INGO security guards who thought they were under attacked to open fire. During the incident 2 other people were killed (1TFG and 1 ICU supporter).

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705Mar102008Somalia010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown2.03333345.35

1 INGO national staff shot and killed by armed man within Mogadishu city limits; the motive for the attack is believed to be a personal, family-oriented dispute.

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704Jan72008Somalia001000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown2.03333345.35

1 NGO national staff driver shot and killed by two men armed with pistols. The motive for the incident has not yet been established.

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703Jan22008Somalia002000110200002200UnknownRaidOffice/compound2.03333345.35

1 NGO national staff machine operator killed and 1 INGO national staff guard wounded when compound attacked. Motive: robbery, several valuable items were stolen.

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682Jan82009Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site2.03333345.35

One UN national staff killed by gunmen on Thursday as his team distributed aid to displaced people in Daynile, 10km NW of Mogadishu. The gunmen put his body in a vehicle and drove away, then pushed the corpse out of the vehicle before driving on.

Official Report
676Jan62009Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site342

1 UN national staff shot and killed by three masked gunmen while monitoring school feeding in a UN-supported school in Yubsan village six kilometres from the Gedo region capital of Garbahare.

Official Report
671May72008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.650727948.3009945

One UN-contracted driver died after being shot at a checkpoint in central Somalia. The incident occurred when a convoy of 12 UN contracted trucks, loaded with food, was stopped by militiamen demanding money at an illegal checkpoint, 30 kilometres north of Galkayo in Mudug region. A militiaman opened fire on the trucks, and shot one of the drivers who later died in hospital. The 275 metric tons of food aboard the trucks was not looted.

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662Dec132008Somalia000100100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad2.03333345.35

1 ICRC national staff armed guard escorting an ICRC vehicle in Mogadishu was shot at by TFG police and died on the spot. Both the ICRC officer and his driver were briefly detained and then released. The ICRC is in contact with the relevant authorities in order to shed light on the circumstances of the incident.

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655Nov282008Somalia002000200200002002UnknownDetentionUnknown042

2 NGO national staff killed: Approximately 30 persons made up of INGO local staff, LNGO staff, teachers, cyber caf

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651Nov82008Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location0.0696842.74497

1 INGO national staff fatally shot by two gunmen when walking out of a mosque in Jamame, about 275 miles from the capital of Mogadishu. It is unclear who is behind the killings.

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650Nov52008Somalia040000000000444130KidnappingRaidOffice/compound547

Four INGO international (2 French, 1 Bulgarian and 1 Belgian) staff and 2 Kenyan pilots (not included) kidnapped when a group of 40-50 militiamen with 3 technicals and 3 cars stormed the airstrip, after EC Flight (D-228) landed and finished offloading, taken hostages who were waiting to board the plane destined to Nairobi the two pilots. The INGO guards apparently did not try to repel the attackers and there were suspicions of a possible INGO connection with the kidnappers. Preliminary information indicates that a non-highly ideological Al-Shabab group would be behind the kidnapping.

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645Oct292008Somalia800000260800008200Suicide VBIEDRaidOffice/compound9.56033544.069722

Two UN national staff security assistant and a driver killed and 6 UN national staff were critically injured in the blast from a suicide vehicle bombing at a UN agency coumpound. An unknown vehicle driven by an unknown male individual drove up to the compound main gate and requested permission to enter. The vehicle and the driver were denied access and the vehicle proceeded to ram the entrance gate.

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643Oct182008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown4.1212943.88945

1 UN national staff shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the southern town of Hudur on Sunday. The chairman of Hudur claimed Islamist insurgents from the al Shabaab group were controlling the town. 

Media
642Oct172008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location1.7976744.90755

1 UN national staff killed by unknown gunmen. Victim was shot three times when leaving a mosque Friday evening in the port town of Merka.

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639Sep222008Somalia020000000000222110KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.5305644.795

2 INGO international (1 female Japanese, 1 male Dutch) staff abducted from the Ogaden region that borders Somalia; released 7 January 2009.

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636Aug212008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome-0.3666742.53333

1 UN national staff shot in the head when leaving his home by an unknown assailant on Thursday.

Media
634Aug152008Somalia200000200200002200Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown2.408542.9771

2 UN national staff including a driver were killed by gunmen in southern Somalia. The staffer was killed after being abducted, trying to escape. The incident happened when he was off duty, visiting his home in Dinsor.

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632Aug62008Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome2.0995545.16352

1 NGO national staff killed by unknown gunmen Wednesday on the outskirts of the capital Mogadishu. Victim was at home not far from the organization's center when the gunmen shot him six times on the head. Victim was taken to hospital and later died.

Media
631Jul272008Somalia100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad2.408542.9771

One UN national staff severely wounded Sunday in the southern town of Dinsor by unknown gunmen. Victim's car was stopped on the way between Dinsor and Baidoa, and he was shot several times and left for dead. The gunmen also fled with the victim's car.

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625Jul112008Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown2.0669745.20723

1 NGO national staff killed in Elasha, south of Mogadishu by gunmen who fled. Gunmen shot dead the senior local aid worker on Friday. The charity had suspended all its operations in the area.

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624Jul72008Somalia100000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireRoad2.7143744.50902

1 UN national staff contracted driver was killed and three others wounded (not included) when 29 trucks carrying food aid to Bay and Bakol had been stopped by local police and militia at a checkpoint.

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623Jul132008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown1.3333342.66667

1 UN national staff contractor was gunned down in the southern Somali town of Buale.

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620Jul62008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location2.03333345.35

1 UN national staff killed by gunmen in Mogadishu. Victim shot leaving a mosque in the Bulohube district, in the south of the city, and died later in hospital. Several witnesses said a second man, whose identity has yet to be established, was seriously wounded in the attack (not included), which appeared to be premeditated.

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616Jun302008Somalia140000005500005100KidnappingAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

4 INGO national staff and 1 UN national staff kidnapped near Elasha Biha area by ARS armed wing.

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615Jun302008Somalia001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown2.03333345.35

1 NGO national staff of a UN partner organization kidnapped and later shot dead in Mogadishu. Not clear why targeted, but local sources said a deputy had survived a hand grenade attack over the weekend in Afgoye, a town 30km south of Mogadishu. There were unconfirmed reports that the killing might be linked to a financial dispute.

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614Jun292008Somalia020000200200002200ShootingAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

2 INGO national staff (staff member and a driver) killed by unknown gunmen in El-Berde, 420 km northwest of Mogadishu. The victims were killed while travelling in a vehicle, having just left work. The organization suspends operations.

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612Jun212008Somalia100000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackHome2.03333345.35

1 UN national staff taken from their home near Mogadishu around 8 pm. A group of men forcibly took the victim from his house; released 27th August 2008. Information indicated that criminals after financial gain could be behind his kidnapping and ICU would have mediated for his release. Sources also indicate that a ransom of between 40-60,000 USD would have been paid.

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611Jun162008Somalia010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown547

1 INGO natonal staff abducted near El-Dheer town in Galgadud region- the second staff member of the INGO to be abducted in six weeks.

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610Jun122008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad2.7143744.50902

1 UN national staff driver shot and killed by Somali gunmen while driving in a convoy of trucks taking relief food from Mogadishu to the Bay and Bakool regions.

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609Jun112008Somalia002000200200002200ShootingAmbushUnknown2.1166745.4

2 NGO national staff (a director and his driver) were shot and killed by four men driving Suzuki vehicle. The killers took the vehicle, laptop computer, one mobile phone and a guard. Unconfirmed reports indicating that the killers are from the TFG forces based at Fagah road junction in Yaqshid district. Motive of the killing is not yet clear.

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608Jun82008Somalia100000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown3.11666743.65

1 UN national staff security guard killed.

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607Jun22008Somalia140000005500005005KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.03333345.35

4 INGO national staff and 1 UN national staff kidnapped by Somali gunmen.

606May222008Somalia001000100100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown547

1 national RC driver shot and killed by two unidentified men armed with pistols overnight Thursday. The driver, rented his personal car for the use of the organization's humanitarian operations in Dhusamareb, the capital of Galgadud region. There was no motive available for the fatal shooting of the driver, but local sources expressed their suspicion that anti-government groups are responsible for the killing.

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604May212008Somalia030000100100223111Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown1.842753944.5937239

2 INGO international (Italian) staff and 1 INGO national staff kidnapped by gunmen in the Lower Shabelle region. The gunmen blindfolded the guards, then abducted the aid workers at the offices in Awdigle town, 65 km south of Mogadishu. The Italians were a man and a woman - released Aug 5. Reportedly senior LNGO director was killed by the AOG at the above mentioned location after allegedly found with enough evidence to have spied for the Americans.

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601Apr12008Somalia200000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad042

2 UN international (1 British, 1 Kenyan) staff contractors seized by unknown gunmen in southern Somalia on their way to Buale. Taken to Jilib town 280km south of Mogadishu.

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595Feb122008Somalia020000010100112101KidnappingIndividual attackRoad9.60082843.3331445

1 INGO international (German) staff kidnapped and 1 INGO national staff driver injured by gunmen in northern Somalia- a region disputed by the breakaway states of Puntland and Somaliland; released the next day following an operation by the Somaliland forces. The national staff victim was wounded during the abduction when gunmen opened fire to intercept their vehicle.

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588Dec262007Somalia020000000000222020KidnappingAmbushRoad11.278479849.1799522

2 INGO international (1 Spanish, 1 Argentine) staff (a doctor and nurse) kidnapped and freed, Jan 2. The police captured two of the kidnappers after a heavy exchange of gunfire. The abduction in Bosasso port came two days after gunmen in Puntland released a French journalist whom they kidnapped and held for eight days demanding $80,000 in ransom.

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582Nov152007Somalia001000100100001010ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site2.03333345.35

1 NGO national staff killed when was hit by a stray bullet while distributing food at camp for the displaced on the outskirts of Mogadishu, 15 November. Victim was seriously wounded in the accident and died the next day at the Medina hospital.

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578Oct172007Somalia100000001100001100KidnappingRaidOffice/compound2.03333345.35

1 UN national staff kidnapped: 60 armed men had stormed the UN agency compound in the south of Mogadishu and marched away with the agency head at gunpoint. The UN halted food distribution in response. The Mayor of Mogadishu, said that the humanitarian organisations were fuelling the insurgency by feeding terrorists in the camps. Last month he cut off water supplies to several of the sprawling tent cities. Aid workers and diplomats suggested that he was the most likely figure behind yesterday

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567Sep202007Somalia001000010100001100UnknownAmbushPublic location2.1166745.4

1 national RC driver seriously injured when three gunmen armed with pistols carjacked a vehicle at Bakara market in Hawil-wadag district in Mogadishu.

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564Sep112007Somalia100000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackUnknown547

One UN national staff shot and killed by unidentified clan gunmen Tuesday afternoon in Abudwak, a town in the central Somali region of Galgadud. The victim was targeted for clan-related reasons, reliable sources in Abudwak said.

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556Jul92007Somalia010000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown4.735578645.2040946

1 INGO national staff gunned down by an

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555Jun272007Somalia020000002200002200ShootingAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

2 INGO national staff a doctor and his driver killed by gunmen in southern Somalia. The doctor was slain late Wednesday in El-Berde, about 400 kilometres (250 miles) northwest of the capital Mogadishu. Orgnaization rep said he might have been a victim of an inter-clan feud in the region. Residents said the gunmen also shot the driver as he tried to protect the aid worker. "Three men armed with AK 47 rifles stopped the doctor in town and one of them shot him twice. His driver, Lel Idris, was also shot by another gunman while trying to protect the doctor," said Hassan Sheik Ali, a resident. It was not immediately clear whether the driver was an IMC employee

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539May202007Somalia100000100100001100ShootingRaidRoad1.714835844.7699326

1 UN national staff guard was killed while helping repulse a new pirate attack on a ship that had just delivered UN food assistance to the Somali port of Merka. As a result, the agents of a UN-contracted vessel this morning refused to allow the ship loaded with food to sail for Somalia.

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535May142007Somalia100000010100001100UnknownRaidOffice/compound2.03333345.35

1 UN national staff guard wounded when gunmen wearing (government) uniforms attacked the UN office in Mogadishu. The UN security guards repelled them.

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534May82007Somalia020000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown6.650727948.3009945

2 INGO international (1 British, 1 Kenyan) staff kidnapped by gunmen in northern Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region, May 9; released May 14. There have been suggestions the aid workers were seized for use as a bargaining chip in a dispute between fishermen and the national authorities over impounded fishing vessels.

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452Jul42006Somalia700000340700007007ShootingAmbushRoad2.2541.16667

3 UN national staff killed and 4 national staff wounded when gunmen attacked UN-contracted trucks delivering food aid in southern Somalia, July 4. Local militia refused the convoy entry into Dhobley near border with Kenya.

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429Apr122006Somalia600000240600006600UnknownAmbushRoad3.1138343.6498

2 UN national staff guard/escorts killed and 4 national staff guard/escorts wounded during an attempted robbery and ambush of UN convoy near Baidoa, April 12.

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421Mar12006Somalia100000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown0.5148642.073009

1 UN international (US) staff abducted in Afmadow, 260 miles southwest of Mogadishu, Wed March 1; released next day.

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405Nov162005Somalia100000100100001001Landmine AmbushRoad9.5274945.537472

1 UN national staff killed when vehicle hit landmine southwest of Burao, Nov 16.

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394Oct32005Somalia100000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackHome8.367677149.083416

1 UN national staff shot dead outside residence in by masked men, Oct 3. Unknown motive.

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388Aug2005Somalia100000100100001001UnknownMob violenceUnknown8.367677149.083416

1 UN national staff killed by local gang allegedly of youths from the Gambol Secondary School. The incident caused the relocation of both national and international staff of UN agency from Garowe to Gardo.

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361Apr2005Somalia020000020200002002Aerial bombardmentRaidProject site8.367677149.083416

2 INGO national staff received minor wounds when unidentified assailant threw grenade into the organiation's hospital.

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352Mar2005Somalia200000020200002002UnknownIndividual attackUnknown11.2842149.18158

2 UN national staff wounded when they were attacked in Bossaso town, Bari region, by some anti-vaccination individuals.

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347Jan2005Somalia010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackHome8.367677149.083416

1 INGO national staff attacked in home by 3 armed men. This appears to be an assassination attempt. Previous similar attacks have been attributed to extremist groups.

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342Jan2005Somalia100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

1 UN contracted driver killed in convoy ambush.

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300Jun2004Somalia100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownPublic location3.11666743.65

One UN national staff abducted outside mosque in Baidoa, released next day. The motive appeared to be a project-related dispute involving a disgruntled contractor.

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295Apr2004Somalia010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown0.0722242.75056

1 INGO international staff member kidnapped by Marehan from Kismayo in Jamaame. The staff member was taken to Kismayo. Motive appeared to be contractual.

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294Apr2004Somalia010000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad2.2541.16667

One INGO national staff seriously wounded when vehicle ambushed by clan militia near Belet-Hawa. Appeared to be revenge for theft by a rival clan.

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276Jan2004Somalia100000000000111001KidnappingAmbushRoad042

1 UN international staff abducted North of Kismayo on the way to Jamaame in Lower Juba Region; released after 9 days.

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272Dec272003Somalia020000101200002002KidnappingRaidOffice/compound0.4470142.69699

1 INGO national staff killed and 1 national staff kidnapped and escaped when they were caught up in armed attack/robbery of Somali organization AFREC in Marere, Dec 27.

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261Oct2003Somalia010000000010011010ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound8.367677149.083416

1 INGO international (Italian) staff killed when shot at workplace.

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260Oct2003Somalia020000000020022002ShootingIndividual attackHome8.367677149.083416

2 INGO international (British) staff shot dead in their home.

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257Sep2003Somalia010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

1 INGO international (Kenyan) staff shot and killed while driving in revenge attack stemming from cattle rustling.

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232May2003Somalia010000010100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound8.367677149.083416

1 INGO national staff shot in leg when the office/house attacked in dispute over the compound.

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219Mar2003Somalia100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad-0.35821642.545087

1 UN national staff killed in ambush in Kismayo.

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187Aug2002Somalia100000001100001001KidnappingAmbushRoad2.0371145.34375

1 UN national staff kidnapped en route to work in Mogadishu, held for 6 days.

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180Apr2002Somalia020000200200002002UnknownIndividual attackOffice/compound3.7350000542.59630291

Two INGO national staff were killed in compound in Luuq, apparently related to a clan dispute.

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178Apr2002Somalia100000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown2.1166745.4

1 UN national staff killed in fighting between Muse Sudi and Omar Finish militia groups in Medina.

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177Apr2002Somalia100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.03333345.35

1 UN national staff kidnapped for ransom in Mogadishu and held for 27 days.

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171Feb232002Somalia010000000010011010ShootingIndividual attackHome1.7976744.90755

One INGO international (Swiss) shot and killed in residence in Merca, Feb 23. Related to employment dispute.

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168Feb2002Somalia100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.367677149.083416

1 UN national staff kidnapped and held for 6 days in suspected contractual dispute.

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158Sep2001Somalia010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

1 INGO national staff kidnapped on his way to work.

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155Jul142001Somalia800000620800008008ShootingAmbushRoad2.0371145.34375

2 UN national staff wounded and 6 killed when UN relief convoy ambushed by militiamen loyal to warlord Osman Atto near Mogadishu, July 14.

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139Mar2001Somalia7300000011009910007KidnappingRaidOffice/compound2.03333345.35

7 UN (6 international, 1 national) staff and 3 INGO international staff held hostage when gunmen stormed and ransacked the INGO's compound in Mogadishu, March 27. Five of the internationals were released within a few days. 2 more international staff (2 UN agencies) were released a few days later.

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121Jul262000Somalia020000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.367677149.083416

2 INGO international staff kidnapped and held for two months by Osman Atto's militia.

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118Jul2000Somalia100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

UN natl staff, Dr. Salad Osoble, shot and wounded on road to Mogadishu by bandits.

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116Jun2000Somalia010000000010011100Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown8.367677149.083416

1 international agency international (German) staff stabbed to death in car reportedly by deranged man.

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114May32000Somalia010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown2.03333345.35

1 INGO national staff shot and killed in Mogadishu, May 3.

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110Apr152000Somalia020000110200002002UnknownAmbushUnknown1.842753944.5937239

1 INGO national staff killed and 1 wounded in ambush in Brava-Merka Roa on April 15.

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100Jan2000Somalia020000200200002002UnknownRaidOffice/compound1.842753944.5937239

2 INGO national staff killed in attack on office in Sablale.

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99Jan282000Somalia050000500500005500UnknownAmbushUnknown8.367677149.083416

5 INGO national staff killed in attack on aid convoy on Jan 28.

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98Jan2000Somalia010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad2.0371145.34375

1 INGO national staff killed during an ambush north of Mogadishu.

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96Jan2000Somalia000100010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

1 ICRC national staff shot and wounded when returning from a relief distribution.

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90Oct1999Somalia010000100100001100ShootingUnknownProject site2.4651345.19062

1 INGO national killed outside hospital in Jowhar. Gunman killed later.

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86Sep141999Somalia010000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown3.32500542.2205319

1 INGO national staff killed in attack in Somalia Sept 14. Victim was among 10 people killed when rival factions fought for the control of the southern town Garbaharey.

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84Sep151999Somalia100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

1 UN national staff killed in road shooting Sept 15-16.

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77Jun1999Somalia200000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown10.295000143.56610996

2 UN national staff kidnapped by militia in Baki, released after intervention by UN and authorities.

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71Apr1999Somalia010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.367677149.083416

1 INGO international (Italian) staff kidnapped for ransom and released with ransom unpaid.

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69Mar1999Somalia100000000010011100Body-borne IEDIndividual attackProject site-1.0347141.49756

1 INGO international staff killed in Ras Kambooni, lower Juba, while meeting with elders. Suspected to be carried out by Al-Ittihad militia.

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66Jan1999Somalia010000000010011100ShootingUnknownUnknown342

1 NGO international (Kenyan) staff shot dead in Gede region. Incident possibly stemmed from a labour dispute.

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64Jan1999Somalia020000200200002200UnknownAmbushRoad2.1166745.4

2 INGO national staff killed in ambush in south Mogadishu, Lenin Road. Not clear if the attack aimed at the organization

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57Sep1998Somalia010000000000111010KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.03333345.35

1 INGO international (Italian) staff working at an INGO run hosiptal kidnapped and held for several days.

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50Jul1998Somalia700000250700007007UnknownAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

2 UN national staff killed and 5 wounded when convoy attacked.

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43Apr151998Somalia0017200011009910208KidnappingAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

9 internationals and 1 national working for ICRC/IFRC kidnapped as their aircraft landed in Mogadishu (5 ICRC internationals, 2 IFRC delegates, 1 national RC worker kidnapped along with 2 pilots (labelled here as ICRC)). The victims were a Somali, an American, a South African.

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32Nov261997Somalia030000001100223210KidnappingRaidOffice/compound2.27097845.334654

2 INGO international staff (1 male 1 female, Italian) and 1 male national staff were kidnapped after 1-hour armed attack on base in Deganlei on Nov 26. Organized by Mogadishu businessman who had a trade dispute with the then Vice Governor of Balad, Mohamed Abshir.

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30Nov221997Somalia300000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.367677149.083416

3 UN national staff (from two agencies) and 1 from another UN body abducted by gunmen on Nov 22 and released the next day. Involved a charcoal trade dispute.

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23Sep1997Somalia100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.03333345.35

1 UN national staff kidnapped in Mogadishu over FFW project dispute.

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20Aug1997Somalia020000200200002020UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-0.3666742.53333

2 INGO national nurses running a health clinic killed in apparent clan-related revenge killing in Kismayo.

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19Jul1997Somalia000001000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown4.0189744.51112

1 donor agency international staff official kidnapped by his security guards at Teyeglow. Escaped two days later.

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14Jun191997Somalia010000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown-0.3666742.53333

1 INGO driver killed by Al Ittihad militia in Kismayo on June 19.

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13Jun201997Somalia010000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackProject site3.119950843.6444625

1 INGO international staffer (Portuguese) shot in Baidoa hospital apparently in revenge for shooter's brother who died in his care.

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11Jun1997Somalia100000100100001100Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown2.2541.16667

1 UN national staff beheaded by Al-Ittihad militia after ambush near Tulo-Burago village in Gedo region. Another 3 UN national staff (not included) bound, questioned and later released. The victim, a senior SNF Commander, was the apparent target of the Al-Ittihad militia.

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4Feb1997Somalia010000000010011001UnknownUnknownUnknown-0.35821642.545087

1 INGO international staff killed by Al ittihad militia in Kismayo.

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1054Oct172010Sierra Leone010000010100001010Bodily assaultAmbushRoad8.4631769-10.7846261

1 local employee of an INGO was attacked at night while she traveled in a commercial vehicle. Men attacked her with knives and sticks, stole valuables, and took her to an isolated location for around 3 hours. She was hospitalised for injuries.

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1213Sep282008Sierra Leone010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackRoad8.2770009-10.5739431

1 INGO national staff was violently attacked when returning to work base from a weekend with family.

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113May2000Sierra Leone010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown7.5272741-12.5019545

I INGO international (British) staff kidnapped and released six weeks later.

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81Aug41999Sierra Leone200000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.6400349-11.8400269

2 UN international staff among 33 from UN group kidnapped by AFRC faction Aug 4 and released Aug 11.

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65Jan1999Sierra Leone010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attack8.6400349-11.8400269

1 INGO national staff killed in house attack.

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39Mar221998Sierra Leone000100100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.9967363-10.9495705

1 ICRC national staff member (and his son) killed during killed in an exchange of fire between ECOMOG and the AFRC/RUF near Segbwema.

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6May71997Sierra Leone300000120300003102UnknownAmbushUnknown8.6400349-11.8400269

1 UN national staff driver killed and 2 UN national staff wounded when UN assessment team ambushed May 7.

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242Jul2003Senegal020000020200002002Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location14.6930042-17.447026

2 INGO national staff physically assaulted in robbery by men with machetes outside restaurant in Dakar.

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105Mar42000Rwanda100000000010011100ShootingAmbushUnknown-1.950851130.0615075

1 UN international (Liberian) staff shot and killed by unknown assailant while sitting in their car in Kigali, March 4.

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42Mar1998Rwanda030000300300003003UnknownRaidProject site-1.964663130.0644358

3 INGO staff killed in armed assault on camp (presumed here to be natl staff).

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26Oct1997Rwanda100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown-1.964663130.0644358

1 UN national staff driver killed in ambush.

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12Jun81997Rwanda010000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown-1.4998429.63497

1 INGO national staff killed when he was among a group of villagers attacked by insurgents near Ruhengeri on June 8.

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10Jun191997Rwanda100000100100001100ShootingRaidHome-1.4998429.63497

1 UN national staff driver was shot and killed in Ruhengeri along with his wife, their son aged 7 and their daughter aged 6. They were shot through the windows of their house in Kigombe.

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9Jun171997Rwanda100000100100001001ShootingDetentionUnknown-1.4998429.63497

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Ruhengeri June 17. Arrested by soldiers on 9 June 1997. The mutilated body was found in the bush near Ruhengeri town, on 13 June and had been tortured and shot through the head.

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8Jun141997Rwanda100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome-1.4998429.63497

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Ruhengeri June 14. The staffer, his wife, young child and another relative were killed at night in their home in Rubange secteur.

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5Feb141997Rwanda100000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-1.950851130.0615075

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Kigali Feb 14.

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1027Nov262010Philippines100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad7.95124.23333

A gunman shot dead a Filipino driver (employee of a contractor) delivering aid for the UN. Motive not established.

Media
890Nov262009Philippines100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown5.8506231120.0284035

1 UN national staff shot and later died.

Media
804Jan152009Philippines000300001100223210KidnappingUnknownProject site5.8506231120.0284035

2 ICRC international (1 Swiss, 1 Itallian) staff and 1 ICRC national staff kidnapped on Island of Jolo by Abu Sayyaf rebels. National staffer was freed April 2. Swiss freed on 17 April. Italian freed 11 July.

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669Dec212008Philippines100000100100001001UnknownAmbushRoad7.916667124.333333

1 UN national (Filipino) staff killed by unidentified gunmen who attacked a UN truck on Mindanao island. The truck had just delivered food to hundreds of families displaced by fighting between the government and the separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) when it was ambushed near the town of Calanogas in Lanao del Sur Province on the evening of 21 December.

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647Sep152008Philippines002000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown5.8506231120.0284035

2 NGO national staff kidnapped and held for ransom September 15 in Tipo-tipo town; five total aid workers kidnapped, three released same day . The armed men holding the staff were demanding a P7-million ransom. One staff freed at dawn on Oct. 30 after family and the NGO paid

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270Nov202003Philippines010000010100001010ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown12.7503486122.7312101

1 INGO national staff wounded when caught in cross fire between police and robbery suspects, Nov 20. Husband also wounded.

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754Nov222007Papua New Guinea020000020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-5.6816069144.2489081

2 INGO national staff were beaten in ambush when a group of approx. 10 youth blocked the road in front of INGO vehicle and robbed the team of cash, but left vehicle.

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1049Sep192010Pakistan020000020200002002Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site30.8601772.31976

2 national staff became unconscious when they were hit on their heads with batons during a riot that broke out with around 1000 people in an attempt to loot food items, during a food distribution.

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1087Jan252011Pakistan002000200200002110ShootingAmbushRoad29.7945566.72068

Two workers for a local NGO (a driver and a female staff) were shot and killed on the spot while traveling 50 km from the provincial metropolois.

Official Report
1085Jan112011Pakistan003000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad2866

Three national staff of a local NGO (an implementing partner of a UN agency) were kidnapped by unidentified armed men. They were released several days later.

Official Report
1058Nov162010Pakistan001000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackOffice/compound30.189824967.019108

1 doctor who heads a national NGO was attacked and killed in his office. Motivation unknown. Date is approximate only.

Official Report
1053Oct292010Pakistan010000010100001100UnknownRaidOffice/compound33.72938873.093146

1 night watchman attacked during an incursion on an INGO office at night.

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1024Oct222010Pakistan001000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown29.374383271.665621

A staff member of a local NGO was kidnapped by people who initially indicated that they were anti-corruption officers. They later said they were a Taliban group and asked for 10 million rupees ransom.

Official Report
1012Oct222010Pakistan001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown24.905667.0822

The head of an NGO for disabled people was gunned down outside his home or office (reports differ). Two men on a motorbike came and stopped outside the building where the man was sitting. One of the assailants pulled out a pistol and fired multiple shots at him. Motive unclear.

Media
1011Oct202010Pakistan020000020200002002UnknownMob violenceUnknown30.8601772.31976

2 national INGO staff were injured and their vehicles damaged by a group of people while making door-to-door registry to be issued local cards issued by their organisation.

Official Report
984May282010Pakistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.012384671.5787458

1 national NGO director kidnapped. Released August 3.

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940Sep262009Pakistan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown34.4172271.17917

1 UN national staff injured when physically assaulted.

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927Oct62009Pakistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.572

1 INGO national staff of a partner organization abducted in a local dispute- held one night after the issue was resolved through local jirgas- no additional details provided.

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920Jul202009Pakistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.572

1 INGO national staff kidnapped- no additional details provided.

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919May222009Pakistan020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.572

2 INGO national staff kidnapped- no additional details provided.

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912Mar132010Pakistan003000300300003300Body-borne IEDAmbushRoad34.572

3 NGO national staff killed in a suicide bomb explosion at a checkpoint. Up to 13 others killed and 53 injured. Local Taliban claimed responsibility.

Media
911Mar102010Pakistan012000075012000012525Complex attackRaidOffice/compound34.572

7 INGO national staff killed and 5 INGO national staff injured when militants stormed their office in the Mansehra district opened fire and detonated a bomb. It is believed the attack was made by Muslims, who often target Christian organizations in Pakistan, but an attack to retaliate against an increase in drone attacks on the Taliban in the northwest region has not been ruled out. 1 of the victims killed died 5 days later as a result of injuries.

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909Feb182010Pakistan040000103400004400Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad2866

4 INGO national staff including one driver kidnapped after their vehicle was stopped on the road by armed men. 1 INGO national staff driver reported killed 15 June by Taliban after not receiving ransom. Three remaining staff released on 14 July.

Media
882Oct52009Pakistan900000440810019324Body-borne IEDRaidOffice/compound33.72938873.093146

Four UN national staff and 1 UN international (Iraqi) staff killed and 4 UN national staff seriously injured in Taliban suicide attack on offices.

Media
860Jul162009Pakistan400000220400004202ShootingRaidProject site34.012384671.5787458

2 UN national staff (field officer and a guard) shot and killed and 2 UN national staff wounded at the Kacha Garhi refugee camp outside Peshawar in a botched kidnapping. Victims shot and killed by four to five unidentified gunmen in their car getting ready to leave the camp when gunmen tried to kidnap.

Official Report
839Apr162009Pakistan002000110200002000BombingUnknownOffice/compound34.572

1 NGO national staff killed and 1 NGO national staff wounded when bomb ripped through the NGO office in a northern district of Pakistan Thursday morning. A bomb had been planted in the office in a small village near Mardan district by unknown militants

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838Apr152009Pakistan010000100100001001UnknownAmbushRoad34.572

1 INGO national staff killed by suicide bomb while stopped at a police checkpoint.

Official Report
834Apr62009Pakistan040000400400004130Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad34.601331473.3794724

4 INGO national staff (female aid workers and their male driver) kidnapped and killed after they left Mansehra town to inspect a school for possible funding by a donor agency.

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808Feb22009Pakistan200000100100112200KidnappingAmbushRoad30.18297166.998734

1 UN international (American) staff official kidnapped and 1 UN national staff driver was killed when gunmen working for the Balochistan Liberation United Front stopped their vehicle; released two months later, 4 April.

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807Feb12009Pakistan030000210300003201ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site34.661874172.0639872

2 INGO national staff shot and killed and 1 INGO national staff wounded, in fighting in Swat, as they tried to bring wounded for treatment. The NGO suspended all activities in Swat, including life-saving operations.

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780Oct172008Pakistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown3070

1 INGO national staff abducted and released after 6 days. Motive deemed 'personal'

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773Apr232008Pakistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown3070

1 INGO national staff abducted and held for 8 days. Motive deemed 'political'.

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764Aug132007Pakistan0100000460100000100010Roadside IEDAmbushRoad34.4599372.50237

4 INGO national staff killed and 6 national staff injured when an INGO vehicle was struck by a roadside IED in the Ushu Valley, near the tourist resort of Kalam in the Swat district.

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725May212008Pakistan020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad34.572

2 INGO national staff kidnaped in NWFP Pakistan during a road movement; released unharmed 3 weeks later.

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684Jan82008Pakistan010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownProject site34.572

1 INGO national staff abducted from Dalla camp, Hangu by unidentified elements, 8 January 2009; later released unharmed.

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674Apr212008Pakistan300000003300003102KidnappingAmbushRoad33.9735771.31842

3 UN national staff (two staff and a guard) were abducted earlier on Monday as they were travelling through the Khyber region, towards the Afghan border; released unharmed after security forces attacked the kidnap gang.

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673Feb22008Pakistan002000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad33.9735771.31842

2 NGO national staff kidnapped as they traveled in the org's marked vehicle during mission to Torkham; released with no ransom paid after 14 days.

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652Nov122008Pakistan000002100110012200ShootingIndividual attackRoad34.012384671.5787458

1 donor agency international (American) staff assassinated in his car Wednesday morning. The staff member and his Pakistani driver were shot as their car approached the house in Peshawar where the victim ran a project to bring small-scale projects and jobs to the Federally Administered Tribal Area, a stronghold of the Taliban and Al Qaeda. Pakistani officials in Peshawar said they did not know who was responsible for the shooting at around 8 a.m. in a residential area of the city known as University Town.

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596Feb252008Pakistan0130000571130000131012ShootingRaidOffice/compound34.601331473.3794724

5 INGO national staff killed 7 INGO national staff injured and 1 INGO staff missing when the office of the INGO was attacked by a group of six to twelve men carrying guns and grenades. The men entered the office in Mansehra, North West Frontier Province, before opening fire indiscriminately and then setting off three explosive devices. The office building has burned to the ground. The INGO was given no specific warning of a threat to its staff or offices at this time. The motive for the attack is still unknown.

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580Oct302007Pakistan008000080800008008BombingUnknownOffice/compound34.218824271.62733422

8 NGO national staff injured, two critically, when an explosive device went off outside the office and residential compound of a national NGO running health and education projects. Staff were asleep inside. We have suspended our operations. Our staff has been evacuated," Michael McGrath, country director of Save the Children US in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP) told IRIN, noting that all 95 staff members - international and national - had been moved out of Battagram and the nearby town of Bana

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511Feb72007Pakistan020000020200002002UnknownUnknownOffice/compound34.572

2 INGO national staff wounded when a bomb exploded in the residential compound in Pakistan's earthquake hit area.

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308Jun162004Pakistan002000020200002110ShootingAmbushRoad29.3034970.89848

2 NGO national staff seriously injured when five unidentified armed men opened fire on their vehicel near Maryan, June 16.

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164Dec2001Pakistan010000010100001001Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site34.4599372.50237

1 INGO national staff stoned and beaten in dispute over filling a water bladder at Rhogani Camp.

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970Sep222008Occupied Palestinian Territories010000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown32.220498635.2568883

One INGO national staff wounded in when military firearms discharged.

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954Jan52009Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown31.28823134.253606

1 UN national staff contracted driver killed.

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905Jan152009Occupied Palestinian Territories200000200200002002Aerial bombardmentUnknownHome31.49118934.444111

2 UN national staff killed at home during a bombardment in Gaza, 15 January.

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904Jan82009Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.49118934.444111

1 UN national staff killed in Gaza during a drone strike, 8 January.

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875Jan52009Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100UnknownUnknownHome31.477287134.3215106

1 UN national staff killed in his house in Gaza, 5 January.

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802Jan82009Occupied Palestinian Territories200000110200002200Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad31.477287134.3215106

1 UN national staff driver killed and 1 UN national staff driver injured when UN convoy was hit by tank shell in Gaza. UN suspended all operations.

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801Jan42009Occupied Palestinian Territories003000120300003102Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site31.5497734.5024697

1 RC national staff volunteer killed and 2 RC national staff medical personnel wounded while on duty, after an air strike hit a location in Jabaliya.

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720May82008Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001010UnknownUnknownHome31.49118934.444111

1 UN national staff school teacher killed at home in Gaza in an operation conducted by the Israel Defense Forces.

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675Jan62009Occupied Palestinian Territories010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown31.477287134.3215106

1 INGO national staff of a local NGO partner was killed in an aerial bombing in Gaza. Violence halted most of the INGO's aid distribution in Gaza Strip.

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545Jun132007Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.477287134.3215106

One UN national staff was shot in the head. The agency is temporarily suspending all but emergency medical and food programmes. The victim appears to have been caught in the crossfire and not targeted because of UN affiliation.

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544Jun122007Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.477287134.3215106

One UN national staff was shot and died the following day.  The agency is temporarily suspending all but emergency medical and food programmes. The victim appears to have been caught in the crossfire and not targeted because of UN affiliation.

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542May212007Occupied Palestinian Territories100000010100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.64974135.162072

1 UN national staff wounded.

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522Aug142006Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site31.6666735.25

1 UN national staff member killed in a residential area by a missile fired by Israeli forces against an alleged Palestinian faction in the Ein el-Hilweh refugee camp in Saida, 14 August.

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515Mar132007Occupied Palestinian Territories001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown31.64974135.162072

1 NGO national staff abducted in front of their son by unknown men and found dead the next day.

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503Dec192006Occupied Palestinian Territories100000010100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.477287134.3215106

1 UN national staff teacher injured in crossfire during armed dashes that took place in the vicinity of UN schools in Gaza, Dec 19. A 13-year-old school girl was also injured (not counted here).

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496Oct12005Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown31.64974135.162072

1 UN national staff killed by gunshot wounds in the West Bank, Oct 1.

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485Nov32006Occupied Palestinian Territories002000200200002002UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.477287134.3215106

2 RC national staff killed in Gaza Strip, Nov 3. The two paramedics had left their ambulance to evacuate a dead body when IDF munitions hit the area. Anounced by ICRC, who said they were marked with clear emblems and wearing florescent j

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442May302006Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown32.025468835.2888075

1 UN national staff killed in West Bank by gunshot wounds, May 30.

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423Mar2006Occupied Palestinian Territories000100000000111100KidnappingRaidOffice/compound31.345761234.3025277

1 ICRC international (Swiss) staff was abducted by unknown armed men at the ICRC office in Khan Younis, Gaza Strip.

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333Dec2004Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001010Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown31.64974135.162072

1 UN national staff stabbed to death.

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325Oct102004Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown31.64974135.162072

1 UN national staff killed in explosion.

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2742003Occupied Palestinian Territories002000020200002002ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.477287134.3215106

2 RC national staff wounded by Israeli fire in Gaza.

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215Feb2003Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001001UnknownUnknownProject site31.4166734.33333

1 UN national staff killed in Younis Refugee Camp.

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207Dec62002Occupied Palestinian Territories200000200200002002UnknownCombat/CrossfireProject site31.477287134.3215106

2 UN national staff in Bureij Camp, Gaza Strip by IDF operations .

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198Nov222002Occupied Palestinian Territories100000000010011100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site32.025468835.2888075

1 UN international staff shot and killed at the Jenin refugee camp by Israeli army gunfire, Nov 22.

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193Sep2002Occupied Palestinian Territories010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackProject site31.64974135.162072

1 INGO national staff received minor wounds when settlers shot at a team repairing a deliberately vandalized water source.

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175Mar2002Occupied Palestinian Territories050000140500005005UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.64974135.162072

1 IFRC national staff killed and 4 wounded by Israeli army.

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174Mar72002Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown32.3103735.02863

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Tulkarem, West Bank, March 7.

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306Jun2004Nigeria030000030300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad9.60003597.9999721

3 INGO national staff suffered minor injuries when they were ambushed, robbed and carjacked (in trunk) then abandoned.

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1084Jan72011Niger010000000010011100Kidnap-killingIndividual attackPublic location13.513662.1098

An international staff (French) of an INGO was killed along with another French man (not employed by the INGO) less than 24 hours after being kidnapped by suspected members of Al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb. The two men were dining in a restaurant when they were approached at their table by four armed men. Niger's national guard and a French surveillance plane followed the vehicle and launched an attack, but the kidnapped men were killed.

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968Apr192010Niger010000000010011100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown189

1 NGO international (French) staff kidnapped by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and held hostage in Mali. Killed by beheading on 13 July. The group claimed it was retaliation after a raid of the group by French and Mauritanian forces resulted the death of some of their members.

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922Feb22010Nicaragua010000010100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown13-85

1 INGO national staff wounded- no additional details provided.

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774May62008Nicaragua010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown13-85

1 INGO international staff abducted by 'disgruntled beneficiary' and held for two days.

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756Jan182008Nepal010000001100001100KidnappingRaidProject site27.1585.9

1 INGO national staff junior engineer abducted from Harsar village of Dhanusa district on January, 18, 2008 Friday at around 4:30 PM. He was abducted during the distribution of wage payment to the laborers at building construction site. Chairperson of building construction committee was also abducted (not included). Abductors came on motorbikes and forced 2 people to ride, got on the bikes and drove away. He was released on 20 Jan at 8 PM in the evening after the local partner NGO staff and community put pressure on abductors.

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367May2005Nepal101000020200002002Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown2884

1 UN national staff and 1 NGO national staff beaten by Maoist rebels.

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818Mar62009Mozambique003000300300003003UnknownMob violenceUnknown-15.1164639.2666

3 national Red Cross workers killed by mobs accusing them of deliberately infecting water sources with the agent that causes cholera. They were, in fact, disinfecting the water with chlorine.

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1218Jan152008Mozambique100000010100001100UnknownIndividual attackHome-19.30223334.9144977

1 UN national staff in Mozambique was seriously injured during a robbery attack in front of his residence.

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1216Dec62008Mozambique100000010100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-19.828706834.8417821

1 UN national staff in Mozambique injured during a armed robbery attack in Beira.

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697Jun132008Mozambique010000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-25.966213332.5674498

1 INGO national staff abducted by carjackers, forced to go with them, chased by the police who shot one of the car jackers forcing the car to crash.

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95Jan102000Mozambique100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-25.966213332.5674498

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Maputo on Jan 10.

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892Nov292009Mauritania030000000000333210KidnappingAmbushRoad20.06194-15.14889

3 INGO international (Spanish) staff kidnapped when they became separated from a convoy carrying supplies- one had been shot 3 times in the leg trying to escape. One victim released March 2010, the other two in August 2010.

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852Jun232009Mauritania010000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location18.0794011-15.9780393

1 INGO international (American) staff director of working in Mauritania, was shot in the head by unknown gunman on a street in the centre of the usually quiet city. The victim was resisting two men trying to kidnap him on a street when his attackers shot him and drove away, according to law enforcement. Al Queda later claimed responsibility, saying he was trying to convert Muslims to Christianity.

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889Nov252009Mali010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownPublic location15.91672.4

1 INGO International staff kidnapped from hotel by al-Qaeda group looking to exchange for release of 4 prisoners. Released in Feb 2010.

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753Oct42007Mali012000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown16.7719091-3.0087272

1 INGO national staff and 2 national staff of partner NGOs were abducted. Found after a 3-day search and released, the vehicle was stolen

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1051Jun152010Malawi010000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound-15.6938313535.16222661

1 national staff beaten and tied up during an attack on an INGO office that involved robbery.

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1047Dec82010Malawi020000020200002002Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound-15.6938313535.16222661

2 national staff beaten and injured during a raid on an INGO compound. Attack may have been related to a robbery.

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7852007Malawi100000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown-13.268720433.9301963

1 UN national staff stabbed to death by robbers in what the agency called a non-work related incident.

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771Apr92008Malawi010000010100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown-13.268720433.9301963

1 INGO national staff severely injured in an armed robbery.

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765Oct122007Malawi010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-13.268720433.9301963

1 INGO national staff hospitalized after 'major assault'. Motive unknown.

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759Nov72006Malawi010000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-13.268720433.9301963

1 INGO national staff hospitalized as a result of carjacking.

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758May202008Malawi010000010100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad-13.938821133.9169552

1 INGO national staff (driver) abducted after stopping by armed men who forced him to drive them. The driver saw a motorcyclist following them and the two men in his vehicle were phoning him giving each other instructions on how to attack the driver and get away with the vehicle. Upon hearing this, the driver decided to stop the vehicle removed the keys and ran away.In the process the robbers tore his shirt and cut him in the head with a knife.When the villagers came out for his rescue, the robbers fled without stealing anything from the vehicle.

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371May2005Malawi030000030300003003UnknownMob violenceOffice/compound-13.268720433.9301963

3 INGO national staff injured when protestors, angry over US deportation of terror suspects stormed compound.

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1043May232010Madagascar010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome-23.3543.66667

A national INGO staff was attacked at his home, located in Analapatsy, by six armed bandits armed with guns, swords and an axe. He has beaten and some money was stolen by the bandits.

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1042Apr142010Madagascar010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown-23.244.4

A national INGO staff member working in the area of Ifotaka-Ebelo was attacked with knives. The attackers failed to steal his bag, but he was beaten violently on his head and face.

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410Dec2005Madagascar100000100100001000Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown-18.910012247.5255809

1 UN national staff killed by stab wounds in Antananarivo.

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145May82001Madagascar100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown-18.924960446.4416422

1 UN national staff shot and killed, May 8

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957Mar72009Liberia100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown6.26752-10.70908

1 UN national staff injured when physically assaulted by police.

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263Oct2003Liberia010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown5.7499721-9.3658524

1 INGO national staff robbed and assualted by passing LURD patrol.

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240Jul2003Liberia010000100100001001Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown5.7499721-9.3658524

1 INGO national staff killed by mortar fire.

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227Apr2003Liberia020000001100112002KidnappingUnknownUnknown5.7499721-9.3658524

1 INGO international and 1 national staff abducted and released, one on the first day and one after several days.

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223Mar92003Liberia030000200210013102UnknownAmbushRoad5.7499721-9.3658524

2 INGO national staff and 1 international killed on road, March 9.

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172Feb2002Liberia010000100100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown5.7499721-9.3658524

1 INGO national staff ambushed and killed.

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83Aug111999Liberia060000000000666420KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.28694-10.08444

6 INGO international (4 British, 1 Norwegian, 1 Italian) staff kidnapped in Kolahun Aug 11. Released unharmed 2 days later.

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491Nov242006Lesotho000001000010011001ShootingIndividual attackHome-29.603926728.3350193

1 IO international (Dutch) staff shot dead outside the house of Lesotho's trade and industry minister, where the victim was staying. Motive unknown, but attack came shortly after Parliament was dissolved to pave the way for elections

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546Jun112007Lebanon002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown34.4366735.84972

2 national RC workers killed Monday at a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon as Lebanese forces and Islamic militants battled. The two were killed when a militant group's mortar shell struck their vehicle

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143Apr2001Kosovo020000110200002002Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown42.5623196520.9060579

1 INGO national staff killed, 1 wounded when hit by cluster bomb.

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106Mar82000Kosovo100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown42.637119421.1300415

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Pristina March 8. 

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55Aug1998Kosovo003000300300003003UnknownIndividual attackRoad42.5623196520.9060579

3 NGO national staff killed while delivering INGO parcels.

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1057Feb182010Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound-0.7537

1 guard for an INGO was hospitalised after being hacked with machetes by a gang of thieves when they attacked the organisation's office at night during a black out. They demanded to be shown where the motorbikes were, and attacked the guard when they could not find them immediately.

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961May302009Kenya100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad335.5

1 UN national staff contracted driver was injured during a convoy attack.

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947Jul262009Kenya100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad-1.25697536.803277

1 UN national staff injured when physically assaulted by unknown assailants while traveling home.

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946Jun42009Kenya100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown-1.1666736.83333

1 UN national staff injured when physically assaulted by armed robbers while traveling in Kinungi.

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908Feb172010Kenya010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-1.25697536.803277

1 INGO international staff (Canadian) kidnapped after dropping off their child at school. Victim held for ransom and later resuced on 20 Feb. by police in a undercover operation.

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866Jul172009Kenya040000010100334103KidnappingRaidHome3.9354541.853051

3 INGO international (1 American, 1 Pakistani, 1 Zimbabwean) staff kidnapped and 1 INGO national staff guard injured in northern Kenya and took them across the border into Somalia. Roughly 10 gunmen arrived late Friday night at a house in the border town of Mandera where the workers were staying- wounding the watchman in the head and kidnapped the three workers; released 3 Oct.

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661Dec82008Kenya010000010100001010ShootingAmbushUnknown0.04682140.310412

1 INGO national staff nurse attacked and wounded by gunmen in a northern Kenya region which hosts camps for Somali refugees.

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603May72008Kenya100000000010011100ShootingAmbushRoad4.2037613534.34841239

1 UN international (Zimbabwean) staff killed by unidentified gunmen in remote northwestern Kenya. Victim ambushed late on Wednesday while driving near a UN camp in Lokichoggio, the main humanitarian operations hub for South Sudan.

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510Jan272007Kenya010000000010011001UnknownAmbushRoad-1.25697536.803277

1 INGO international staff Regional Director killed in a carjacking attempt in Nairobi.

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408Dec12005Kenya100000000010011000Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown1.441968338.4313975

1 UN international staff (Somali) killed from head injuries (unspecified malicious act) in Kenya, Dec 1.

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386Jul152005Kenya100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown1.441968338.4313975

1 UN national staff shot and killed, July 15.

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343Jan2005Kenya100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown-1.25697536.803277

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Nairobi.

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338Dec182004Kenya010000100100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown1.441968338.4313975

1 INGO national staff killed in ambush by bandits in North Korea, Dec 18.

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216Feb112003Kenya010000000010011100UnknownUnknownUnknown1.441968338.4313975

1 INGO 1nternational staff killed, Feb 11.

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104Feb222000Kenya000001000010011100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-1.25697536.803277

1 IFI international (Netherlands) staff shot and killed in Nairobi, Feb 22.

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91Nov1999Kenya100000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackHome-1.25697536.803277

1 UN national staff security officer killed in his home in Nairobi.

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214Jan2003Kashmir010000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown34.375277973.4730602

1 INGO national staff killed.

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201Nov2002Jordan010000000010011010ShootingIndividual attackUnknown31.166704936.941628

1 INGO international (US) staff missionary aiding Palestinian refugees shot and killed.

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196Oct2002Jordan000001000010011001ShootingIndividual attackRoad31.166704936.941628

1 donor agency international (US) staff shot and killed entering their car to drive to work. On Dec. 14, the Government of Jordan arrested two men who confessed to the killing and to be members of the al Qaeda terrorist cell.

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1039Dec122010Iraq030000300300003003Vehicle-born IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.420592743.307505

3 national staff of an INGO were killed by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device outside the main entrance to the Government Center in Ramadi. INGO victims were not considered the target rather of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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1003Jun182010Iraq002000200200002002Kidnap-killingIndividual attackUnknown3445

Two NNGO's staff members were kidnapped on June 18th. Their families received messages saying that they were killed for working for the "infidels"; the bodies had not been found as of 6 July 2010.

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956May52010Iraq100000010100001010Vehicle-born IEDUnknownUnknown33.302424844.3787992

1 UN national staff injured during a VBIED explosion.

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914Sep112009Iraq010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome36.346605943.127008

1 NGO national staff killed when he was ambushed and shot dead near his home.

Media
901Jan172010Iraq003000210300003210ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound33.493377744.34646766

5 people shot at the offices of a local NGO in Baghdad. Three of them appear to have been staff employed by the organisation; the other two were visiting relatives. Of these three, two were killed and one (the head of the organisation) was wounded. Two security guards who were member of the Iraqi security forces were also wounded; they are not included here.

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571Jul2007Iraq010000010100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO national staff paralyzed after being shot.

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570Sep252007Iraq010000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown30.495236747.8090981

1 INGO national staff of UN agency partner organization staff kidnapped and killed by armed militia members on Tuesday. The victim's body and that of a friend (not included here) were later located at a morgue. Initial reports indicate that the murder was an act of militia retaliation against sectarian minorities in southern Iraq, and not deliberate targeting of humanitarian workers.

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558Jul92007Iraq010000100100001100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad30.495236747.8090981

1 INGO national staff doctor kidnapped early on Monday on his way home from work and killed in the southern city of Basra. The organisation has suspended its demining programme in the region until the circumstances of the murder have been clarified. His body was found two days later and the preliminary investigation does not indicate that this crime was an attack against the demining work" of the organisation.

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520Feb2007Iraq001000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackRoad33.355418944.48949509

1 NGO national staff killed while trying to deliver aid to a neighbourhood in Sadr City [a Shia-dominated area of Baghdad]. Militants stopped his car and asked for his documents. When they saw from his surname that he was a Sunni Muslim, they took him away. His body was found two days later near the capital.

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5192007Iraq010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO national staff volunteer killed.

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5182006Iraq010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO national staff volunteer killed.

Media
5172006Iraq010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO national staff volunteer killed.

Media
513Mar2007Iraq000001010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.302424844.3787992

1 IFI national staff driver seriously wounded in a shooting in Baghdad; was evacuated from the country.

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506Jan82007Iraq100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.302424844.3787992

1 UN national staff engineer shot while driving car in Baghdad at night. Perpetrators/motives unknown.

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494Dec172006Iraq00140000014140000140014KidnappingRaidOffice/compound33.302424844.3787992

14 RC national staff held hostage after gunmen attack their downtown office in Baghdad (30 staff and visitors initially held - 16 released unharmed the same day).

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481Oct62006Iraq001000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad33.302424844.3787992

1 NGO national staff killed at a checkpoint run by a sectarian militia in Baghdad, Oct 7.

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433Apr252006Iraq100000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 UN national staff killed by gunshot wounds, April 25.

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414Dec52005Iraq010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO international (French) staff kidnapped, Dec 5; later released.

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407Nov2005Iraq020000001100112110KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO international (German) staff and 1 national staff kidnapped

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389Aug2005Iraq020000110200002002ShootingRaidUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO national staff killed and 1 national staff wounded in attack by armed group.

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357Apr2005Iraq020000100110012110Suicide VBIEDAmbushRoad33.095579344.1749775

2 INGO staffers - international director and national director - both killed by suicide car bomber apparently targeting US military convoy.

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351Feb2005Iraq010000100100001001Vehicle-born IEDAmbushPublic location33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO national staff died at bus station when car bomb exploded.

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346Jan132005Iraq000100100100001001Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 ICRC national staff kidnapped, Jan 13; later found dead.

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327Oct2004Iraq010000000010011010Kidnap-killingIndividual attackUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO international staff kidnapped in Iraq and later killed.

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321Sep2004Iraq010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackPublic location36.346605943.127008

1 INGO national staff shot and killed in Mosul cafe.

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318Sep72004Iraq040000002200224130KidnappingRaidOffice/compound33.302424844.3787992

Two INGO international (Italian) staff and two national staff were kidnapped from their office.  All four were released three weeks later, on 28 September 2004.

Media
314Aug302004Iraq004000040400004004UnknownAmbushRoad31.989244.3291

4 RC national staff wounded when convoy attacked on road from Baghdad to Najaf, Aug 30.

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313Aug262004Iraq100000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown32.001022744.3299926

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Najaf, Aug 26.

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310Jul302004Iraq004000400400004004Kidnap-killingIndividual attackUnknown32.001022744.3299926

4 NGO national staff tortured and killed by army of Al Mahdi in Najaf, July 30.

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304Jun242004Iraq003000210300003300UnknownRaidOffice/compound33.095579344.1749775

2 NGO national staff killed, 1 national staff wounded in NGO office attack, June 24.

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299May2004Iraq010000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad31.0579946.25726

1 INGO national staff wounded when vehicle fired upon while on road to Nasiriyah.

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293Apr142004Iraq001000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.3558143.78612

1 NGO international staff kidnapped near Fallujah on April 14; released next day.

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292Apr82004Iraq020000000000222002KidnappingAmbushRoad33.4205643.30778

2 INGO international (Japanese) stafff kidnapped on road near Ramadi by Saraya al Mujahideen, April 8.

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291Apr82004Iraq010001000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 donor agency international staff kidnapped and 1 INGO international (Israeli) staff , later released.

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289Apr102004Iraq001000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown36.346605943.127008

1 RC national staff assassinated in Mosul, April 10 (wife also killed).

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286Mar2004Iraq010000100100001100BombingUnknownOffice/compound32.59790244.016482

1 INGO national staff killed in bombing in Karbala office.

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283Feb92004Iraq001000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad30.112547.71773

1 NGO national staff shot and wounded when vehicle ambushed in attempted hijacking between Basrah and Safwan, Feb 9.

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277Jan2004Iraq002000020200002002Roadside IEDAmbushRoad30.495236747.8090981

2 NGO national staff wounded when vehicle hit by roadside bomb in Basra.

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269Nov2003Iraq00100000100100000100010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound30.998686445.9982036

10 NGO national staff injured by glass when NGO office in Nassriyah damaged in explosion aimed at Italian base.

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268Nov92003Iraq001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad30.112547.71773

1 NGO national staff wounded when vehicle fired on between Basra and Safwan, Nov 9.

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267Nov42003Iraq001000010100001001Landmine AmbushRoad33.302424844.3787992

1 NGO national staff injured by landmine en route to airport in Baghdad, Nov 4.

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262Oct282003Iraq010000010100001001BombingIndividual attackOffice/compound33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO national staff injured by explosive in office, Oct 28. Victim's son also injured.

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259Oct2003Iraq000200200200002002Suicide VBIEDUnknownOffice/compound33.302424844.3787992

2 ICRC national staff killed when ICRC office bombed in Baghdad (10 civilians also killed but not counted here).

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255Sep2003Iraq020000010110012101UnknownAmbushUnknown36.346605943.127008

1 INGO international (British) staff killed and 1 national staff wounded in ambush in Mosul.

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253Sep212003Iraq100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad36.33543.11889

1 UN national staff killed in convoy attacked Sept 21 (non-UN vehicles with UN shipment) on road between Erbil and Mosul.

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252Sep2003Iraq100000100100001100Body-borne IEDUnknownOffice/compound33.095579344.1749775

One UN national staff killed by suicide bomber.

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245Aug272003Iraq100000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown36.2267544.76106

1 UN national staff wounded by small arms fire in Erbil, Aug 27.

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244Aug192003Iraq19100008008120012201370Suicide VBIEDIndividual attackOffice/compound33.302424844.3787992

19 UN (11 internationals, 8 nationals) staff killed and 1 NGO staff killed in Canal Hotel bombing.

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237Jul2003Iraq000200010110012101UnknownAmbushUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 ICRC international staff killed and 1 national staff wounded in ambush.

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236Jul152003Iraq200000110200002101UnknownAmbushRoad33.095579344.1749775

1 UN national staff killed and 1 national staff member wounded when convoy attacked, July 15.

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225Apr82003Iraq000100000010011100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown33.302424844.3787992

1 ICRC international staff killed during crossfire in Baghdad on April 8.

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179Apr82002Iraq100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown33.302424844.3787992

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Baghdad, April 8.

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117Jun2000Iraq800000160710018800ShootingRaidOffice/compound33.302424844.3787992

1 UN international staff killed, 1 national killed, and 6 nationals wounded by a gunman in two-hour standoff at UN Baghdad HQ.

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778Sep32008Indonesia010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-6.21195106.845056

1 INGO national staff was the victim of a 'major assault' and hospitalized . Motive deemed 'personal'.

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777Aug262008Indonesia010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-6.21195106.845056

1 INGO national staff abducted for what the INGO deemed a 'likely scam".

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761Mar212007Indonesia030000030300003300UnknownUnknownUnknown-6.21195106.845056

3 INGO national staff contracted guards hospitalized

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381Jul2005Indonesia010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-6.21195106.845056

1 INGO national staff stopped and beaten by TNI - angry victim had not delivered to army camp.

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378Jun2005Indonesia010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown-3.3596317135.5049831

1 INGO national staff beaten and attempted stabbing in Nabire, likely stemming from dissatisfaction with INGO project.

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160Oct32001Indonesia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site5.202212896.7023788

1 IFRC national staff killed with signs of torture in Aceh.

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134Dec92000Indonesia003000300300003003UnknownDetentionCustody-6.21195106.845056

3 NGO national staff executed by police Dec 9.

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128Sep2000Indonesia010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionCustody3.44997.1275

1 NGO natrional staff beaten/tortured when detained by members of Brimob in Meukek Sub-district.

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126Sep62000Indonesia300000000030033300UnknownRaidUnknown-6.21195106.845056

3 UN internationals killed by mob in W. Timor.

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125Aug272000Indonesia030000030300003003UnknownDetentionCustody4.1471768596.13821685

3 INGO national staff working in South Aceh were hospitalised after being tortured by Brimob officers, Aug 27.

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93Nov1999Indonesia006000060600006006UnknownDetentionCustody5.552845595.3192908

6 NGO national staff arrested and tortured in Aceh.

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82Aug1999Indonesia010000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown0.85123.78333

1 INGO national staff found murdered in E. Timor.

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459Jul112006India010000100100001000BombingAmbushRoad18.97071572.819421

1 INGO national staff killed in Mumbai train bombings (terrorism), July 11.

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1071Nov112010Haiti100000010100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown19.75778-72.20417

A contracted truck was attacked by 12 unidentified perpetrators. Food stolen and driver injured.

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1070Oct132010Haiti200000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad18.53917-72.335

A convoy of contracted trucks was attacked. Two drivers were shot and injured.

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1019Oct82010Haiti010000100100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown18.53249872.333064

A national employee of an INGO was killed when he was shot by unknown assailants in his car shortly after cashing a check for $2000.

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1007Oct12010Haiti100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location18.53249872.333064

1 national staff of an international organization shot and killed as he boarded a collective taxi shortly after cashing his first paycheck. Suspected motive was robbery. The organization suspended work at the site where the staff member was supervising.

Media
958Aug102009Haiti100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown18.56401095-72.28587483

1 UN national staff injured when physically assaulted in a UN vehicle.

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931May102010Haiti020000100100112101Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown18.53249872.333064

1 INGO national staff driver kidnapped and killed and 1 INGO international (British) contracted staff kidnapped. The international staff member was released four days later and the body of the national staff victim was found the next day.

Media
910Mar52010Haiti020000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown18.53249872.333064

2 INGO international (Belgian, Czech) staff kidnnaped and held for five days. The two were grabbed, with their Haitian driver (not included), in the Petionville area of the city, but the driver was released a short time later.

Media
900Jan172010Haiti010000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackPublic location18.53249872.333064

1 NGO national staff shot while delivering corpses to a cemetary.

Media
798Sep292008Haiti100000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown19.75778-72.20417

1 UN national staff killed in Cap-Haitien allegedly because of a private dispute (investigation continues).

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752Jul212007Haiti010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown18.555277-72.338333

1 INGO international staff kidnapped in Carrefour-feuilles, Port-au-Prince, July 21; released by kidnappers on July 23 at c. 20:30. Vehicle stolen during kidnapping but recovered by police.

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1214Oct222008Haiti100000001100001010KidnappingUnknownUnknown18.53249872.333064

1 UN national staff kidnapped for ransom. Deemed "non-work related" by agency. Released, 23 October 2008.

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687Dec2007Haiti010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown19.1399952-72.3570972

Haitian national staff kidnapped for ransom

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686Oct2006Haiti010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown19.1399952-72.3570972

1 INGO national staff kidnapped for ransom.

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685Jul2006Haiti010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown19.1399952-72.3570972

1 INGO international (US) staff kidnapped for ransom.

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605May212008Haiti010000000000111010KidnappingUnknownUnknown18.48333-72.31667

1 INGO intenational (Canadian) staff medical aid worker kidnapped. Victim was abducted from an upscale Tomasin neighbourhood by suspected kidnapping network that has been working in the area for months. Released by captors shortly before midnight Wednesday night.

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437May2006Haiti020000020200002002UnknownAmbushRoad19.1399952-72.3570972

2 INGO national staff seriously wounded when their car was hijacked.

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372Jun2005Haiti001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown19.1399952-72.3570972

1 RC national staff found shot and killed after being kidnapped.

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322Sep142004Haiti010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad19.1399952-72.3570972

1 INGO national staff shot and wounded when victim happened upon an armed robbery of a bus, Sept 14.

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404Oct2005Guyana010000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidHome5-59

1 INGO national staff assaulted during armed robbery on home by armed group.

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135Dec2000Guinea010000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackOffice/compound10.7226226-10.7083587

1 INGO national staff killed (along with wife); bodies found in organization's guest house.

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130Dec2000Guinea100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown10.7226226-10.7083587

1 UN national staff kidnapped and released Jan 22, 2001.

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127Sep2000Guinea200000000010122002KidnappingUnknownUnknown10.7226226-10.7083587

1 UN international (Togolese) staff killed and 1 international staff (Ivorian) kidnapped.

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124Aug2000Georgia000300001100223120KidnappingUnknownUnknown42.1453300545.3025268

2 ICRC international staff (Italian, French) and 1 national staff kidnapped in Pankisi. All released unharmed.

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153Jul2001Fiji001000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackHome-18.1239696179.0122737

1 national RC worker killed at home.

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1102May132011Ethiopia400000112400004103KidnappingAmbushUnknown8.5305644.795

One UN driver was killed, another staff wounded, and two staff captured when their UN agency vehicle was attacked by gunmen, in an area where pro-government forces are engaged in counter-insurgency operations against the ONLF. Each side blamed the other for the attack. UPDATE: the 2 kidnapped individuals were released on 30 June. 

Media
1069Mar232010Ethiopia200000020200002200UnknownMob violenceRoad839

A convoy of contracted trucks was attacked with rudimentary weapons by the Oromo clan and food looted while on the road through Oromo territory; two drivers were slightly injured.

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1060Jun182010Ethiopia100000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown744

Staff member (driver) was shot and injured in a cross fire between rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) fighters and Ethiopian Defence Forces (EDF).

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964Jan32010Ethiopia100000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionUnknown5.952697543.5522312

1 UN national staff injured when physically assaulted by EDF military forces for carrying a VHF radio.

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942Mar12009Ethiopia100000010100001010Bodily assaultMob violenceUnknown5.952697543.5522312

1 UN national staff injured when her vehicle was attacked by civilians thowing stones.

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793Jul12008Ethiopia100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad9.0249738.74689

1 UN national staff in Ethiopia was shot and injured by armed robbers on the road between Dire Dawa and Addis Ababa, while travelling on private business , 1 July 2008.

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7822008Ethiopia003000300300003003Landmine AmbushRoad9.14540.489673

Three national staff of a local partner organization of an INGO were killed in a mine incident returning from an area they worked under a sub-grant.

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475Sep202006Ethiopia000200001100112002KidnappingUnknownUnknown9.14540.489673

2 ICRC (1 international [Irish], 1 national) staff kidnapped, Sept 18; released unharmed on Sept 23.

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73Apr1999Ethiopia010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown9.14540.489673

1 INGO international (French) staff kidnapped and later released

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47Jun251998Ethiopia000600000000666105KidnappingAmbushRoad744

6 ICRC international staff (1 Swiss, 5 Somali) abducted when travelling from Gode to Degeh Bur in three marked vehicles on June 25. On July 3 the Islamic group al-Ittihad al-Islami claimed responsibility, stating that the hostages were under investigation for

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22Sep241997Ethiopia200000200200002101ShootingIndividual attackUnknown8.5305644.795

2 UN national staffers shot dead in apparent robbery attempt in Ogaden region Sept 24.

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249Aug102003Eritrea030000210300003102ShootingAmbushUnknown15.950031937.9999668

2 INGO national staff killed and 1 national wounded in ambush when assailants opened fire on the vehicle near Adobha, Aug 10.

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776Aug152008El Salvador010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown13.692667-89.218216

1 INGO national staff of local partners murdered. Motive deemed 'personal'.

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750Sep172006El Salvador010000010100001010Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.69294-89.218191

1 INGO national staff Country Director was driving into Quezaltepeque to Santa Tecla railroad when an armed man attempted to stop the car. Victim decided to accelarate the vehicle and in order to avoid any shot she lowered her head. The car crashed into a barrier and rolled over. The CD was injured but recovered well.

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1052Dec172010DR Congo020000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown-0.6666728.75

2 drivers from an INGO beaten and threatened with death during an attack on their organisation's vehicle, in which goods and money were stolen.

Focal Point
1048Sep232010DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad-0.6666728.75

1 national staff (driver) wounded when the INGO vehicle he was driving was shot at on the road.

Focal Point
1044Oct152010DR Congo010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown-4.321705515.3125974

An INGO local employee, accompanied by his siblings, was attacked by a group armed with knives, and robbed. The employee was hit with a machete on his hand and his fingers suffered major injuries.

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962Dec12009DR Congo100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad0.124969429.2919545

1 UN national staff contracted driver was injured during a convoy attack.

Focal Point
943May62009DR Congo100000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionUnknown-11.658034727.4975973

1 UN national staff injured when physically assaulted by army soldiers.

Focal Point
923Feb112010DR Congo010000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-1.6391729.07806

One INGO national staff wounded during ambush while in convoy with another (UN) vehicle.

Focal Point
917Apr132010DR Congo000800007700118008KidnappingUnknownUnknown-3.285076228.18012996

7 ICRC national staff and 1 ICRC international (Swiss) staff kidnapped by a group called the Mai Mai Yakutumba in Uvira region; released 16 April.

Official Report
868Sep302009DR Congo020000101200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-3.285076228.18012996

1 INGO national staff killed and 1 INGO national staff kidnapped. Returning from a supervisory visit to a shelter construction site, a vehicle containing two INGO national workers was traveling in a convoy with other civilian vehicles when unidentified gunmen attacked the group. During the attack, the INGO driver was taken and has now been reported safe by the INGO. The other worker was severely beaten and left on the side of the road. The victim was able to crawl for help to the nearby village, and later died while en route to a hospital.

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861Jul152009DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad-0.6666728.75

1 INGO national staff shot dead in Musezero, North Kivu, on the way home from work on the afternoon of 15 July. Victim found by colleagues, his pockets had been emptied and his INGO t-shirt removed. Villagers reported seeing the victim stopped by two men wearing Congolese army uniforms before he was killed.

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679Dec142006DR Congo010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome1.458333330.4333333

1 INGO national staff member was brutally attacked and robbed in their home. Needed hospitalization

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1212Dec102008DR Congo010000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-1.620560129.1556919

1 INGO national staff attacked by FARDC elements in Nzulo, in Masisi territory, on the road towards Sake, 10 December. The victim was hospitalized and is in critical condition.

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665Dec152008DR Congo020000110200002200UnknownAmbushUnknown-1.200361129.4308888

1 INGO national staff killed and 1 INGO national staff driver injured on Monday, 15 December 2008 in Burai, a few km outside of Rutshuru town. Their vehicle was attacked by a group of unidentified armed men.

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663Dec112008DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome-2.50554128.859569

1 INGO national staff shot and killed on Thursday night by his home in the center of Bukavu.

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646Oct282008DR Congo010000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown1.65850129.220455

1 INGO national staff 'magasinier' (warehouse manager) killed when Goma was almost taken by the CNDP, Oct 28.

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640Sep252008DR Congo020000110200002002UnknownRaidOffice/compound1.9166730.5

1 INGO national staff cash-for-work worker killed, and 1 INGO national staff wounded. The personnel were attacked by an armed group while repairing a road along the Bunia-Iga-Nioka highway, in the territory of Djugu, 15 September. The attackers also took US$10,000, according to local authorities.

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5922006DR Congo001000010100001010Rape/sexual assault UnknownUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

1 national staff of an NGO (a partner organization of an INGO) raped

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468Aug272006DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location1.65850129.220455

1 INGO national staff shot twice in the head in a grocery store in Goma while wearing a t-shirt with the INGO's logo.

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418Jan2006DR Congo030000003300003102KidnappingAmbushRoad-0.841180229.3884586

3 INGO national staff kidnapped: vehicles hijacked with their drivers for 7 days (1 for 7 days, 2 for 3 days) in Rutshuru. By FARDC to transport troops & materials.

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416Jan2006DR Congo100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown1.65850129.220455

1 UN national staff driver killed during robbery by military in Goma.

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413Dec2005DR Congo000200020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushCustody-2.981434423.8222636

2 ICRC national staff beat up when vehicle ambushed by military police who also stole vehicle.

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409Dec2005DR Congo100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

One UN national staff held hostage in protest of demobilized soldiers not being paid.

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380Jun2005DR Congo020000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.1341099529.05000311

1 INGO international (French) staff and 1 national staff kidnapped in Ituri; released 10 days later.

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377Jun142005DR Congo020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad-2.981434423.8222636

2 INGO national staff kidnapped with vehicle, June 1; released the next day.

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330Nov2004DR Congo010000010100001001ShootingAmbushUnknown1.5594130.25224

1 NGO national staff shot and wounded when four colleagues attacked by unidentified gunmen south of Bunia, Nov 15.

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324Oct32004DR Congo100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown1.65850129.220455

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Goma, Oct 3.

Official Report
305Jun182004DR Congo010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionCustody-4.426902426.6661699

1 INGO national staff detained and severely beaten by a police commander in Kasongo, June 18.

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251Aug72003DR Congo010000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown-3.285076228.18012996

1 INGO national staff killed in South Kivu, Aug 7.

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234Jun62003DR Congo100000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

1 UN national staff killed by gunshot, June 6.

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229May112003DR Congo002000200200002002UnknownUnknownUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

2 RC national staff killed May 11.

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224Mar132003DR Congo010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown1.6660727.00836

1 INGO national staff member kidnapped in Badiya, Ituri, along with 3 civilians on March 13 and released 4 days later.

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213Jan2003DR Congo005000050500005005ShootingAmbushRoad-3.285076228.18012996

5 RC national staff wounded when car was fired upon near Uvira.

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205Nov192002DR Congo010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

1 INGO national staff kidnapped Nov 19, released a day later.

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167Jan252002DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad-2.9166725.91667

3 INGO national staff kidnapped when vehicle ambushed on Kindu-Kalima road on Jan 25- later released.

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156Aug2001DR Congo030000002200113000KidnappingUnknownUnknown-3.1666728.25

1 INGO international (French) staff and 2 nationals kidnapped by Mai-Mai groups on the Ruzizi Plain in eastern DRC in late August, and held for almost one week, prompting the INGO to temporarily suspend their operations in the Eastern DRC (OFDA rpt).

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142Apr262001DR Congo000600400420026420UnknownAmbushRoad1.562530.2484167

2 ICRC international (Swiss, Colombian) and 4 national staff ambushed and killed near Bunia.

Official Report
138Mar272001DR Congo100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad-5.7815612.63389

1 UN national staff shot and killed by gunmen in ambush and stole victim's vehicle in Kimpese, March 27.

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123Aug2000DR Congo100000000010011001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown0.518402125.2057292

1 UN international staff found dead in Kisangani; undetermined motivation.

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109Apr2000DR Congo020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad1.56666730.25

2 INGO national staff hijacked in Bunia, Ituri by militia and forced to transport weapons. Led to organization's withdrawal from province.

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108Apr42000DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown-3.405586629.1375509

1 INGO national staff shot and killed in Uvira, April 4.

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38Jan1998DR Congo000100100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

1 ICRC national staff driver killed in ambush.

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7May1997DR Congo00100001000100000100010UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

10 NRCS staff first aid workers killed in fighting between Zairean troops and rebels from the Alliance of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Congo-Zaire (ADFL).

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1103Mar282011Cote D'Ivoire010000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown4.5897813-7.3887946

A national staff of an INGO was killed in unknown circumstances, during violence in the western part of the country, while on leave to attend to family matters.

Official Report
1099Mar292011Cote D'Ivoire010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownRoad5.30966-4.01266

A local staff, the head of an INGO, was kidnapped by an armed group while he was headed to a suburb of Abidjan to evacuate staff after violent clashes in that area. He was released two days later.

Official Report
328Nov2004Cote D'Ivoire010000000010011100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.9897371-5.5679458

1 NGO international staff killed along with nine French soldiers in an attack by Cote D

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222Mar2003Cote D'Ivoire005000500500005005UnknownUnknownUnknown7.9897371-5.5679458

5 RC national staff killed.

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208Dec42002Congo000200001100112002KidnappingUnknownUnknown-4.112151713.51292867

1 ICRC international staff and 1 national staff kidnapped by members of Ninja group in the Bouenza region on Dec 4 and released Dec 29.

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31Nov1997Congo000300120300003003UnknownAmbushUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

1 ICRC natl staff killed and 2 wounded in ambush.

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420Feb2006Colombia020000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.4417924-73.0492505

2 INGO international (1 British, 1 Dutch) staff kidnapped by ELN in the Norte de Santander, with demands that the govt turn over the body of leader Wildemar Castro. Treated well and released unharmed.

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415Dec2005Colombia020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.8930783-73.7845072

2 INGO national staff detained and held by FARC overnight.

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281Feb2004Colombia002000200200002002ShootingUnknownUnknown2.8930783-73.7845072

2 NGO national staff shot and killed.

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190Sep2002Colombia004000400400004004UnknownUnknownUnknown2.8930783-73.7845072

4 NGO national staff murdered.

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120Jul272000Colombia010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.8930783-73.7845072

1 INGO international (French)staff kidnapped, July 27.

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92Nov101999Colombia000100000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.8930783-73.7845072

1 ICRC international (British) staff kidnapped Nov 10 and released unharmed Nov 14.

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867Aug102009Chechnya010000100100001010Kidnap-killingRaidOffice/compound43.327877545.6762535

1 NGO national staff found murdered after being kidnapped along with her husband by group of armed men who raided their office.

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363Apr2005Chechnya001000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown43.397614745.6985005

1 NGO national staff arrested and presumed killed during an FSB raid on the building victim was in. Several FSB officers were killed during the raid. It was then claimed that victim resisted arrest.

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309Jun2004Chechnya010000000010011010KidnappingUnknownUnknown42.992071144.2636348

1 INGO international staff kidnapped in Ossetiaand and held for 6 months.

Archived
301Jun222004Chechnya100000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown43.2545.83333

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Nazran, June 22.

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246Aug2003Chechnya000100100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownHome43.397614745.6985005

1 ICRC national staff abducted from their home, has never been found (presumed killed).

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243Jul2003Chechnya010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome64.686313697.7453061

1 INGO national staff shot dead in home by unknown assailants dressed in civilian clothes. Interviewees made reference to reports that three men had called for victim's brother at their home and victim went out to speak to them.

Focal Point
235Jun2003Chechnya010000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown64.686313697.7453061

1 INGO national staff shot and killed.

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217Feb2003Chechnya001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown64.686313697.7453061

1 NGO national staff kidnapped, fate unknown (presumed killed).

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2112002Chechnya010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad64.686313697.7453061

1 INGO national staff killed by gunfire from passing military convoy.

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2102002Chechnya010000010100001001Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad64.686313697.7453061

1 INGO national staff shot and wounded from passing helicopter at a crossroad.

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206Nov2002Chechnya010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown60100

1 INGO international staff kidnapped in Nazran and held for 9 days. Ransomed by family.

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199Nov132002Chechnya000400002200224202KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.397614745.6985005

2 ICRC international staff and 2 ICRC national kidnapped Nov 13, released Nov 17.

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185Aug2002Chechnya010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.057491647.1332224

1 INGO international staff kidnapped in Dagestan, eventually released on ransom from Dutch govt.

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183Jul2002Chechnya010000000000111010KidnappingUnknownUnknown64.686313697.7453061

1 INGO international staff kidnapped in July and released Jan 7, 2003.

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182Jul2002Chechnya020000020200002002Roadside IEDAmbushRoad64.686313697.7453061

2 INGO national staff seriously injured when vehicle hit by roadside IED.

Archived
144Apr182001Chechnya020000110200002200ShootingAmbushRoad64.686313697.7453061

1 NGO national staff killed and 1 national staff wounded after being shot in a car and later died.

Archived
88Oct1999Chechnya003000210300003003Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad43.397614745.6985005

2 RC national staff killed and 1 wounded in aerial bombardment of humanitarian convoy.

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75May151999Chechnya000100000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.442828643.4204809

1 ICRC international staff kidnapped in Kabardino-Balkaria May 15. Released July 19.

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36Jan291998Chechnya200000010100112200KidnappingUnknownUnknown4344.25

1 UN international (French) staff kidnapped and 1 UN national staff driver beaten at gunpoint in N. Ossetia on Jan 29.

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33Dec171997Chechnya050000000000555500KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.397614745.6985005

5 INGO international (Polish) staff kidnapped by 15 armed men on Dec 17.

Media
29Oct231997Chechnya020000000000222200KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.327877545.6762535

2 INGO international (Hungarian) staff kidnapped in Grozny on Oct 23 and held for 9 months. Severe abuse (multilations). Ransom paid by Hungarian govt.

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21Aug1997Chechnya040000000000444400KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.057491647.1332224

4 INGO international staff (French) kidnapped in Dagestan and held 3.5 months. Ransom negotiated by French govt.

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18Jul1997Chechnya010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.2545.83333

1 INGO international staff kidnapped in Nazran and held 3.6 months before escaping.

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17Jul1997Chechnya020000000000222110KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.397614745.6985005

2 INGO international (British) staff kidnapped. Released 15 months later after ransom paid.

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16Jul1997Chechnya010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackHome43.397614745.6985005

1 INGO local staffer killed in home attack.

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1046Oct172010Chad010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.21249518.3396815

1 national staff (driver) of an INGO was severely beaten during an ambush on the road.

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939Aug62009Chad010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location15.125654922.2476009

1 INGO female national staff stabbed in arm by unknown attackers.

Media
938Oct172008Chad020000020200002000Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome13.83305620.834722

2 INGO national staff guards wounded.

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937Sep182008Chad020000020200002200Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound12.22559221.4101617

2 INGO national staff guards wounded.

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936Mar212008Chad001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome15.125654922.2476009

1 NGO national staff driver shot at his home and later died. When the driver opened said, the intruder shot him in the abdomen with a pistol. The driver was transported to hospital where he passed away around 01 h 30.

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935Jan12008Chad010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound14.5166722.08333

1 INGO national staff guard bound and beaten at INGO compound.

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934Jun62010Chad010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownPublic location13.83305620.834722

1 INGO international (Swiss/British) staff kidnapped while leaving a restaurant in Abeche. Also taken were a Congolese colleague and national staff driver, who were released shortly after (so not counted here) east of Abeche. The international staff was released 9 days later.

Media
886Nov92009Chad000100000000111100KidnappingUnknownProject site13.5700214.08351

1 ICRC international (French) staff kidnapped by armed men in eastern Chad in the village of Kawa, near the border with Sudan. Released, 6 February.

Media
883Oct242009Chad020000110200002200UnknownAmbushRoad12.119154315.0502758

1 UN national staff of a NGO partner killed and 1 UN national staff driver wounded in their vehicle by bandits.

Media
862Aug42009Chad020000001100112002KidnappingUnknownUnknown12.6666721.9

1 INGO international (Greek) staff and 1 INGO national staff kidnapped in Chad; national staff released after 2 days; Intl released a month later.

Media
789Aug2007Chad100000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown12.22559221.4101617

1 UN national staff contractor killed.

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7812008Chad020000200200002002UnknownUnknownUnknown1519

2 INGO national staff murdered - no further details given.

Focal Point
700May252007Chad010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown1519

1 INGO national staff driver and car taken, driver held hostage for a few days before escaping. Assailants fled to Sudan.

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691Jun182007Chad030000030300003003Bodily assaultAmbushRoad14.5166722.08333

3 INGO international staff beaten when four staff and a rental car driver were ambushed (only counted the the three). Two vehicles and their contents were stolen. Staff were considered missing for many hours as they made their way back to base.

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678Nov252006Chad010000010100001001Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown14.52517420.928701

1 INGO national staff wounded when rebels took the town of Biltine and forced the INGO staff member to hand over a car, after which victim was severely beaten. They returned a few days later and took another vehicle from the compound the INGO staff were sheltering in.

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602May12008Chad010000000010011100ShootingAmbushRoad13.528831921.0410733

1INGO international (French) staff shot and killed while traveling in a three-car convoy of relief agencies near the Sudanese border. The convoy was stopped by a group of armed men who opened fire. The killing took place just 9 km (6 miles) east of Forchana, where French marines serving in the EU force (EUFOR) have set up a base and have been sending out regular patrols in the region.

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585Dec62007Chad100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.745318.5508

1 UN national staff driver shot and killed working out of the agency's field office in Danamadji. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still not clear.

Official Report
579Oct102007Chad010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown1519

1 NGO international staff kidnapped by rebels while he was in the northern part of the country, Oct. 10.

Media
490Nov162006Chad020000110200002002UnknownRaidUnknown12.5333322.18333

1 INGO national staff killed and 1 national staff wounded by armed men on horseback in southeast Chad, Nov 15/16. 7 employees and 3,200 displaced people remain missing as of Nov 20. Attack occurred near Koloy

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364May102005Chad520000070700007007Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site1519

5 UN national staff and 2 NGO national staff injured when they were beaten with sticks during protest at refugee camp, May 10.

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888Nov212009Central African Republic020000000000222200KidnappingUnknownUnknown9.742025821.5017241

2 INGO international (French) staff kidnapped- those responsible claim not targetting aid workers but rather the French. Released, 14 March.

Media
881Sep212009Central African Republic080000323800008305UnknownAmbushRoad6.349792925.6508738

3 INGO national staff killed and 2 INGO national staff wounded and 3 INGO staff missing when LRA attacked the INGO's vehicle.

Media
847Jun102009Central African Republic000100100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown10.296196522.7809907

1 ICRC national staff killed in Birao under unknown circumstances, amid escalating violence.

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549May192007Central African Republic010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown6.3193316.37992

1 INGO national staff nurse abducted along with another health worker (not included) abducted by armed men in the bush 38km from Bozoum, 19 May; released on Sunday. The INGO decided not to resume activities in northwestern Central African Republic, despite the release of two kidnapped health workers because of insecurity

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543Jun112007Central African Republic010000000010011010ShootingAmbushRoad7.2426916.44059

1 INGO international (French) staff shot and killed Monday while traveling from the group's regional base in the African country as part of an ``exploratory mission'' checking on health conditions in the town of N'Gaoundal. Rebels control much of the area where the victim was killed, but it was unclear whether they were involved in the attack

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428Apr92006Central African Republic300000210300003102ShootingAmbushRoad5.2516917.64362

2 UN national staff doctors were killed and 1 national staff driver wounded by unknown armed men who fired on their vehicle between Bossembele and Yaloke, northwest of Bangui, April 9.

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152Jul52001Central African Republic100000000010011100UnknownUnknownUnknown4.36169718.555978

1 UN international (French) staff killed in C.A.R., July 5.

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1061May182010Cameroon100000010100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown9.307069813.3934527

Staff member (driver) was injured in an ambush.

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690May2008Cameroon010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad4.612552213.1535811

1 INGO national staff was the victim of an armed robbery on the way home late at night, and was severely beaten in the process.

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147May2001Cameroon000010000010011010Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad3.868986711.5213344

1 IFRC international (French) staff killed afrter being attacked and stabbed in the chest on her way to a pharmacy to get medicine for her baby.

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803Jan132009Cambodia010000000010011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location13.5066394104.869423

1 NGO international (Canadian) staff on ashort term mission was attacked and beaten into a coma in apparent robbery and later died from the injuries.

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1Jan1997Cambodia000100100100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown14.07092855103.099916

1 ICRC national staff killed while working in Banteay Meanchey province.

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792Apr52008Burundi100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome-3.363435729.8870575

1 UN national staff shot and injured during a robbery attack at his private residence.

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266Nov72003Burundi100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome-3.363435729.8870575

One UN national staff shot and killed in his home, Nov 7.

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239Jul2003Burundi020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown-4.134791629.8046322

2 INGO national staff kidnapped in Makamba and later released.

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238Jul2003Burundi010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-4.134791629.8046322

1 INGO national staff kidnapped in Makamb, later released.

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2122002Burundi000100100100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound-3.428495329.9249718

1 ICRC national staff shot and killed during a break-in at ICRC office in Gitega.

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192Sep2002Burundi001000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

1 NGO national staff found murdered.

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169Feb2002Burundi100000010100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

1 UN national staff wounded in ambush.

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161Nov2001Burundi100000000010011100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

1 UN international (Ivoirian) staff killed.

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149Jun2001Burundi040000103400004004Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

1 INGO national staff killed, 3 kidnapped.

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148May112001Burundi060000006600006006KidnappingUnknownProject site-3.363435729.8870575

6 INGO national staff kidnapped when operating mobile clinic, May 11, later released unharmed.

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141Apr32001Burundi400000040400004000UnknownAmbushRoad-3.363435729.8870575

4 UN national staff wounded when UN vehicles attacked, April 3.

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133Dec2000Burundi010000000010011001UnknownAmbushRoad-3.363435729.8870575

1 INGO international (British) staff killed in bus attack.

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87Oct1999Burundi300000010120023003UnknownAmbushUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

1 UN national staff wounded, 2 internationals killed (1 Chilean, 1 Dutch) and others escaped unharmed during ambush of joint UN assessment team.

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80Jul241999Burundi100000000010011001UnknownUnknownUnknown-3.323904629.3206183

1 UN international (Italian) staff killed in Bujumbura July 24.

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76Jun1999Burundi100000010100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

1 UN national staff injured when vehicle shot at by suspected Hutu rebels.

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621998Burundi010000100100001100UnknownRaidOffice/compound-3.363435729.8870575

1 INGO national staff killed in armed robbery on a team house. Month unknown.

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53Jul111998Burundi020000200200002110UnknownAmbushProject site-3.1166729.4

2 INGO national staff killed in ambush on RN 9 in Bubanza's Gihanga commune July 11.

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52Jul241998Burundi100000000010011100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-3.323904629.3206183

1 UN international staffer killed in Bujumbura on July 24.

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48Jun1998Burundi010000000010011000UnknownAmbushUnknown-3.323904629.3206183

1 INGO international (Danish) staff killed by car thieves in Bujumbura.

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45Apr1998Burundi010000000010011100UnknownAmbushUnknown-3.323904629.3206183

1 INGO international staff ambushed and killed by bandits in Bujumbura, April 22.

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1055Aug72010Bangladesh010000010100001100UnknownIndividual attackRoad22.8151395589.44492672

1 local employee of an INGO was given food to eat by criminals traveling in the guise of passengers while on a bus. He became unconscious and had to be hospitalised. His mobile phone and cash were stolen.

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863Jun272009Bangladesh001000100100001010Rape/sexual assault Mob violenceUnknown24.1273942590.42263438

1 NGO national staff raped and killed by gang in implied religious hate crime (Muslim v. Hindu).

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554Jun252007Bangladesh000002000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown22.423775591.72367388

2 donor agency international staff in captivity by Myanmar militants since June 25 in forests managed to foil a rescue mission by Bangladesh security forces and escaped after an hour-long exchange of fire. Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) personnel closed in on the kidnappers in Thanchi forests in Chittagong Hill Tracts on Friday. Freed later.

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15Jul171997Bangladesh100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown23.6135290.50298

1 UN natl staff shot and killed in Siddhirganj, July 17.

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271Dec182003Angola070000610700007700Landmine AmbushRoad-11.877576817.5691241

6 INGO national staff killed and 1 national staff wounded by landmine, Dec 18.

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202Nov302002Angola0120000750120000120012Landmine AmbushRoad-15.820.25

Seven INGO national staff were killed and five wounded when their car hit a landmine near the southeastern Angolan city of Mavinga.

Media
188Aug2002Angola020000020200002002Bodily assaultMob violenceUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

2 INGO national staff beaten by mob after their car hit and killed a child.

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159Sep2001Angola010000010100001001Landmine Combat/CrossfireUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

One INGO national staff wounded by landmine while fixing hand pump. Resulted in amputation.

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154Jul2001Angola010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound-11.877576817.5691241

1 INGO national staff shot and wounded on his home compound when visiting latrine. Civil Defence responsible and arrested.

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151Jul52001Angola100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad-12.776539215.7320468

1 UN national staff killed in convoy ambush near Huambo, July 5.

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115Jun102000Angola100000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

1 UN national staff killed in Angola, June 10.

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112May2000Angola100000100100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-11.877576817.5691241

1 UN national staff killed when convoy attacked.

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102Jan2000Angola050000320500005005UnknownAmbushUnknown-14.0666714.08333

3 INGO national staff killed and 2 wounded in ambush near the town of Quilengues.

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85Sep161999Angola100000100100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-11.877576817.5691241

1 UN national staf killed when convoy attacked Sept 16.

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79Jun1999Angola020000200200002002UnknownAmbushRoad-7.611732315.0563515

2 INGO national staff killed when 80-truck convoy was ambushed in the north Angolan province of Uije including some aid vehicles June 16. Approx 60 dead or missing including 54 civilians.

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78Jun1999Angola040000220400004103UnknownAmbushProject site-9.184214813.9624111

2 INGO national staff killed and 2 wounded when ambushed by armed men wearking UNITA uniforms during polio eradication campaign in Barraca, Bengo Province.

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72Apr141999Angola050000500500005005UnknownAmbushUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

5 INGO and NGOs national staff killed in ambush April 14.

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63Jan21999Angola100000100100001001ShootingUnknownRoad-11.877576817.5691241

1 UN national staff killed when MONUA chartered plane shot down Jan 2.

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60Dec1998Angola010000100100001010UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

1 INGO national female staff killed.

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59Nov1998Angola300000210300003003UnknownAmbushRoad-11.877576817.5691241

2 UN natlional staff killed and 1 wounded in convoy ambush.

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58Nov141998Angola100000100100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound-12.383018916.9423833

1 UN national staff shot and killed while guarding warehouse in Kuito on Nov 14.

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28Oct1997Angola020000000020022200UnknownAmbushUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

2 INGO international (German and Zimbabwean) staff killed in ambush.

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25Oct1997Angola100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

1 UN national staff driver killed in ambush.

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1098Apr222011Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingRaidHome34.216755469.9689529

A local staff member of a local NGO was shot and killed by unknown armed men as he was exiting his home.

Official Report
1095Apr52011Afghanistan003000030300003003ShootingAmbushRoad34.9571.13333

Three NGO staff received moderate to severe gunshot wounds when their vehicle was stopped by a group of gunmen who quickly opened fire on their vehicle.

Official Report
1094Mar122011Afghanistan001000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown35.6152768.65967

A national staff of a local NGO was killed most likely as a result of a confrontation with individuals with whom he was involved in a personal dispute. The death is not thought to be linked to his affiliation with an NGO.

Official Report
1093Feb232011Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown31.5938264.37161

A local employee of an INGO was wounded when he was shot by two members of an armed opposition group riding on motorcycle. The attack is thought to be related to the type of activity the INGO undertakes.

Official Report
1091Feb192011Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.43024770.448678

A local employee of an INGO was among those killed during a sustained firefight between armed opposition groups and ANP and IMF forces. Several dozen people were killed during the attack at Kabul Bank, where the INGO employee had gone to collect his salary.

Official Report
1090Feb182011Afghanistan020000020200002200Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound35.685446964.2833366

At least two guards were beaten and left in a ditch when three armed men broke into an INGO communications center.

Official Report
1089Feb12011Afghanistan001000100100001100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad34.248212870.1932137

Two days after the attack, the body of an NGO staff member was found by local villagers. It appears that the staff member was traveling on his motorcycle towards his home village when he was abducted and killed execution-style. Motivation for the killing was not established.

Official Report
1088Jan272011Afghanistan010000100100001010UnknownIndividual attackRoad35.0136169.17139

A local female staff of an INGO engaged in education and microfinance was approached by two men on motorcycles, and killed on her way to a project location. The attackers fled the scene immediately afterwards. The victim was a 12th grade student in a local high-school, employed part-time as the INGO teacher trainer for a longer-term training program. The attackers targeted the said INGO staff member, possibly because of her involvement with women's programming.

Official Report
1082Jan62011Afghanistan001000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad35.553212666.2426766

The driver of a private car with five NGO staff was lightly wounded when their vehicle did not stop at an illegal checkpoint. He managed to drive away from the scene.

Official Report
1081Jan42011Afghanistan010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown36.734467469.533301

A national staff of an INGO was shot and wounded by two uknown individuals riding on a motorcycle. The perpetrators approached a group of 5-6 people, including the staff member, as they were walking, and fired a single shot.

Official Report
1076Oct172010Afghanistan200000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad34.350827362.2164003

Two UN-contracted staff members were abducted by a group of militants while returning from a mission. One employee was released on 28 Oct while the other was released on 4 Nov; both unharmed.

Focal Point
1068Nov12010Afghanistan200000020200002200UnknownAmbushRoad34.7592168.04579

A convoy of contracted trucks came under attack and two drivers were injured.

Focal Point
1063Oct162010Afghanistan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown34.0003768.71346

A driver of a contracted truck was killed in an ambush

Focal Point
1045Dec292010Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown31.6133265.71013

A local national employed by an NGO was shot in the head while in his vehicle. The victim received medical attention. There are no indications that this shooting was carried out by AOG, or is related to the victim's status as an NGO employee. The true motive for this shooting, as yet unconfirmed, may be related to personal disputes.

Official Report
1041Feb262010Afghanistan010000010100001001UnknownRaidPublic location34.519705869.1624302

1 INGO national staff member was critically injured when suspected members of armed opposition groups launched an attack on the Noor Guest House, Park Residence Guest House and Safi Landmark Hotel in Kabul

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1040Aug212010Afghanistan010000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown3766

1 national staff of an INGO killed. Information suggests he was killed by Taliban, due to his involvement in a project for local militia, which is a government project established to empower the local community to look after their own security.

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1038Mar242010Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

3 national staff of an INGO were kidnapped and held for eight days.

Focal Point
1036Dec52010Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown31.5938264.37161

Two members of armed opposition groups riding on a motorbike opened fire at a local national working with an INGO that has a profile and conducts activities that differ from typical NGO's as an interpreter. The victim later died of his wounds in the hospital.

Official Report
1034Oct62010Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingRaidProject site33.6895664.8531

Armed groups occupied a governmental clinic, which is supported by an NGO, and abducted the guard on duty. They appear to have used the clinic as a base.

Official Report
1033Sep22010Afghanistan002000020200002110ShootingAmbushRoad34.9571.13333

A private vehicle was ambushed by small arms fire from unknown assailants. Of the total 6 passengers in the vehicle, 2 were NGO national staff members (1 male, 1 female). While all passengers were injured in the incident, only 1 (the female staff member) was confirmed to have been wounded by the weapons fire with the remainder suspected to have suffered various degrees of injury by the subsequent vehicle crash.

Official Report
1030Dec62010Afghanistan001000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad36.8376366.63932

One NGO staff injured when an NGO vehicle came under small arms fire while driving. No further details known.

Official Report
1029Dec12010Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.2568

A local employee of an INGO and his driver were kidnapped while driving in a low profile vehicle and taken to an unknown location. The driver was released the next day (so not counted here). The other employee was released on Dec 5 following the intervention of local elders and religious authorities.

Official Report
1028Nov302010Afghanistan010000100100001010Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown34.3015762.2465

The corpse of a female national INGO staff member was found, after she went missing during work. Reportedly, she was physically assaulted and killed by an unknown number of perpetrators. A criminal motive such as robbery or a personal dispute is assumed to be the reason for the killing.

Official Report
1026Nov282010Afghanistan003000030300003003Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown3667.666667

A verbal argument between three NGO staff members and local community over the transportation construction materials degenerated into violence and the NGO staff were physically assaulted.

Official Report
1025Nov182010Afghanistan010000001100001001KidnappingIndividual attackHome34.0003768.71346

AOG under the command of a prominent mullah abducted an INGO national staff member, while on a home visit. 2 days later, on 20 November, the staff member was released unharmed through negotiation. During the captivity, the staff member was question as to the identity of the organization, his position, programming and donors.

Official Report
1023Nov132010Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad35.553212666.2426766

Three INGO staff members were taken from the main road while driving a marked white truck transporting heavy equipment.

Official Report
1022Nov102010Afghanistan002000110200002200Roadside IEDAmbushRoad34.277464670.3594011

A white marked vehicle from a local de-mining NGO narrowly missed the detonation of an IED placed under a culvert, only to be struck by a second IED placed under a second culvert in the immediate area. As a result, one local NGO staffmember was killed in the explosion, while a colleague was injured. The attack appears not to have been targeted at the NGO, but rather incidental.

Official Report
1021Nov22010Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackHome36.0400164.55122

An INGO staff member was abducted from in front of his private residence by unknown armed men. The abductors demanded a ransom from his family in exchange for his release, and did not indicate that they were politically or ideologically motivated. The man was released on 6 November. It is suspected, but not confirmed, that the family paid some form of ransom for his release.

Official Report
1017Nov22010Afghanistan010000010100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound33.6666769.33333

1 national employee of an NGO was injured when a rocket was fired in the direction of the district administrative centre and hit a guest house where the staff member was staying (2 other guests also injured).

Official Report
1016Oct292010Afghanistan002000200200002020ShootingUnknownUnknown31.51777164.114227

2 female nationals working on a women's microeconomic development project (jam production and/or a tailoring cooperative), funded through a USAID initiative, were shot and beheaded. Motive unclear.

Official Report
1015Oct262010Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.160525764.9201949

An armed opposition group hijacked an NGO vehicle while staff were on their way back from a project and abducted 3 staff members. A few hours later, the group released unharmed one of the NGO staff who was from local area. The remaining 2 individuals (an engineer and a driver) were taken by the group; the next day, one of the abducted NGO staff managed to escape; the armed groups attempted to take him back but the community interfered (there are reports that a brief fire fight ensued between the AOG and the locals). Three days later, on 30 October, due to the negotiation and support of local elders the last NGO staff was released unharmed. (Note: only 1 individual was confirmed as abducted for more than 24 hrs.) There are indications that the motive for this hijacking and abduction was financial.

Official Report
1014Oct252010Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown31.6133265.71013

A national staff member of a demining NGO was shot and wounded. The same organization had been approached by persons claiming to be AOG several weeks ago and told to cease operations in the area.

Official Report
1013Oct252010Afghanistan020000001100112101KidnappingAmbushUnknown36.7360569.53451

An international staff member (Dutch) and driver of an INGO that helps disabled people were abducted when armed men hijacked their vehicle. Both were released on 2 December 2010.

Official Report
1010Oct122010Afghanistan010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackRoad36.2564.83333

1 national INGO staff wounded (another only slightly wounded) when they were fired upon by an armed individual while riding a motorcycle. The incident resulted from a long standing personal dispute and is unrelated to the INGO.

Official Report
1009Oct92010Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown34.108168.4936

1 national employee of an INGO was among those killed during an operation between international forces with Afghan forces against a shadow govt and armed opposition groups.

Official Report
1008Oct72010Afghanistan040000130400004400Aerial bombardmentAmbushUnknown36.2646868.01551

1 national staff killed and 3 national staff wounded, all from an intl demining NGO, when their vehicle was attacked by an RPG fired from a distance. Motive unclear.

Official Report
1006Sep272010Afghanistan040000013400004103KidnappingAmbushRoad36.1306868.70829

1 national staff (driver) of an INGO wounded and 3 others abducted while in a convoy of INGO vehicles. The 3 abducted staff were released on Sept 30.

Official Report
1005Aug292010Afghanistan040000004400004004KidnappingUnknownRoad35.4166764.75

4 national INGO staff abducted and held until Sept 18.

Official Report
1278Mar32011Yemen100000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown16.30852843.403557

A UN national staff member was struck and injured by a stray bullet in crossfire between Al-Houthi and Mujalli militias in Sa’ada (Yemen). 

Focal Point
1002Sep52010Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown31.61026965.701536

1 national staff driver of demining NGO shot and killed

Official Report
1001Sep22010Afghanistan001000010100001010ShootingAmbushRoad34.9571.13333

1 female national staffer of an NGO shot and wounded by small arms fire while travelling with other stafers in a vehcile nrelated ot NGO business.

Official Report
1000Aug302010Afghanistan030000210300003003Roadside IEDAmbushRoad36.7572

3 local personnel of an INGO (2 employees one community volunteer) were killed and two others (one staff and one community volunteer) wounded when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb. Suspected target was government vehicle, not the INGO. Only staff, not community volunteers are included in the count here.

Media
999Aug282010Afghanistan005000005500005140KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.926178464.6237758

5 local NGO staff - 4 female aid workers and their driver - were abducted by unknown gunmen. The AOGs held the group in various locations until they were released on 9 September from Langar Village of Almar District.

Media
998Aug232010Afghanistan000200001100112002KidnappingAmbushRoad34.3481762.19967

1 international (German) and 1 national staff were kidnapped after their car was stopped on the road by a group of armed men firing in the air. There were 6 staffers in the car, of which two were abducted. Released Aug 29 after negotiation. Attack appeared planned in advance.

Official Report
997Aug212010Afghanistan020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownHome35.685446964.2833366

2 local INGO staffers kidnapped in front of a private house in Aq Mazar village by armed opposition groups. Released 6 September.

Official Report
995Aug22010Afghanistan010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown34.3481762.19967

1 female national staffer of an INGO attacked and stabbed with knife. Motive unclear

Official Report
994Jul272010Afghanistan002000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.350827362.2164003

2 national NGO workers kidnapped and released the following day after intervention by elders. Motive unclear

Official Report
993Jul212010Afghanistan002000002200002310KidnappingAmbushRoad35.926178464.6237758

4 staff members of a medical NGO (one woman and three men) and a child were abducted while they were travelling to provide health services in a private vehicle. The female staff member, her husband and the child were released the same day. The abductors later released the two remaining staff at approximately 1530 hrs on 27 July, after local elders negotiated with the abductors. Victims were interrogated on their knoweldge of Islam, and accused of spreading Christianity.

Official Report
991Jul152010Afghanistan020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad35.926178464.6237758

Two INGO staff members were kidnapped by Pashtun and Uzbek anti-government forces while on the road in Qara Shekhi Village. One released on 28 July, and the other on 31 July, following intervention by local elders.

Official Report
990Jul142010Afghanistan004000004400004004KidnappingUnknownUnknown31.625733465.7145053

4 national NGO workers kidnapped by anti-government elements. Released four days later after community mediation

Official Report
989Jul112010Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.9445868.71512

3 INGO national staffers kidnapped by armed opposition forces who searched their vehicle "for material relating them to GOA, ANSF or NGOs." Held for 6 days, then released "unharmed due to the staff members

Official Report
988Jul82010Afghanistan100000100100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown35.0397569.00685

1 UN national staffer killed along with two ANP personnel by IED strike on a convoy. Target presumed to be ANP, not UN.

Official Report
987Jul42010Afghanistan020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushUnknown36.1306868.70829

2 INGO national staff kidnapped during ambush by Taliban gunmen. Released on 14 July after the intervention of elders and ransom payments by victims' families.

Official Report
986Jul32010Afghanistan010000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad3465

1 national staff of INGO killed by IED while on his way home from the office on his motorcycle.

Official Report
983Aug52010Afghanistan010000020028008100010UnknownAmbushUnknown36.7572

10 INGO staff (2 nationals, 8 internationals: 6 US, 1 Briton, 1 German) executed by Taliban gunmen while on trek through forest.

Official Report
979Jul102010Afghanistan100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown34.5281369.17233

1 UN national staff sustained gunshot injuries when he was caught up in a shooting incident that involved two families drawn in a land dispute.

Archived
977Jul72010Afghanistan010000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown34.4171270.44959

1 INGO national staff killed when AOG fired six mortars towards JAF. At least two projectiles impacted in a residential area west of JAF, killing the INGO national staff member in his residence and injuring two civilians (not counted).

Official Report
976Jul102010Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad36.8376366.63932

1 INGO national staff riding on a motorcycle was wounded by two unknown armed men, believed to be ACGs. They stopped the staffer who was en route to visit program recipients. The armed men beat the staff member and he attempted to escape; subsequently, the perpetrators shot and injured him.

Official Report
975Jul72010Afghanistan040000202400559004Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad31.5362264.15271

Four local staff of an INGO were kidnapped by unknown armed men while they were on the way from Marja District to Lashkar Gah City. The abductors demanded a ransom for their safe release.  Two were killed, two were freed on August 17 when NATO and Afghan army forces discovered and attacked a Taliban prison 

Official Report
973Jun292010Afghanistan100000000010011100ShootingAmbushRoad34.5281369.17233

1 UN international staff shot while driving a UN vehicle and later died from the injuries. Another UN staff (not counted) was in the vehicle but did not sustain injuries.

Official Report
955Feb262010Afghanistan100000010100001100Vehicle-born IEDUnknownUnknown34.519705869.1624302

1 UN national staff injured during a VBIED explosion.

Focal Point
951Apr82009Afghanistan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 UN national staff contracted driver killed.

Focal Point
950Apr62009Afghanistan100000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown34.8429569.15188

1 UN national staff contracted driver killed.

Focal Point
948Jun182009Afghanistan100000010100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown34.9474168.51234

1 UN national staff injured during an IED attack.

Focal Point
930Apr152010Afghanistan500000005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad35.7569

5 UN national staff kidnapped from their vehicle while en route from visiting a project site. Police say they are being held by the Taliban.

Official Report
924Feb262010Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown34.53333369.166667

1 INGO national staff killed- no additional details provided.

Focal Point
921Sep182009Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 INGO national staff killed- no additional details provided.

Focal Point
918Apr112010Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown31.34132263.993456

1 national RC national staff kidnapped by Taliban; released 2 days later.

Archived
915Aug252009Afghanistan000100100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome31.61026965.701536

1 ICRC national staff killed at home during a shelling

Focal Point
902Jan302010Afghanistan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushPublic location3563.75

A convoy of contract transporter's trucks was attacked while parked overnight at an Aghan National Police checkpoint. One driver was injured, three trucks damaged and one truck seized by attackers.

Focal Point
896Jan102010Afghanistan050000320500005005Landmine AmbushRoad32.6299865.87806

Three INGO national staff were killed and two INGO national staff injured when their vehicle ran over a land mine in Uruzgan province.

Media
895Dec242009Afghanistan100000100100001100Suicide VBIEDCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.61026965.701536

1 UN national staff killed when suicide bomber detonated device as he passed on his motorcycle. UN agency does not believe victim was the intended target of the blast.

Official Report
893Dec152009Afghanistan005000400410015005UnknownUnknownOffice/compound33.548742169.4346945

1 NGO international staff and 4 NGO national staff killed in explosion at the office of an aid agency.

Media
891Nov272009Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location36.580545569.8615753

1 national RC worker in Takhar province of northern Afghanistan shot and killed outside mosque.

Media
880Aug292009Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown35.926178464.6237758

1 INGO national staff killed when their vehicle was caught in crossfire between Taliban and militias.

Media
870Jul182009Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown34.43024770.448678

1 INGO national staff driver in Jalalabad was shot and killed during an apparent neighbourhood dispute. While the exact circumstances surrounding the case are unclear it does not appear that the incident was related to the driver

Media
859Jul62009Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.1941869.98013

1 INGO national staff off duty security guard, who lived in the nearby village of Khada Khel, was shot and killed during a fire fight at the funeral of an AOG member that had been killed by the IMF the day before. It is not known what his role if any in the battle was, who shot him or if it was deliberate or accidental.

Official Report
858Jul112009Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome34.978969.57242

1 INGO national staff killed when armed men entered his house in the early hours of the morning and fatally shot the individual. Thought to be a personal dispute.

Official Report
857Jul52009Afghanistan020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.3395169.92041

2 INGO national staff kidnapped by unknown forces.

Archived
856Jul42009Afghanistan16000000016160000161600KidnappingAmbushRoad33.548742169.4346945

16 UN national staff deminers were seized while travelling between Khost and Paktia provinces late on Saturday.

Archived
853Jun232009Afghanistan003000300300003003Roadside IEDUnknownRoad3766

3 UN national staff of a partner organization of a UN agency were killed by a roadside bomb.

Archived
842Apr192009Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.3727269.40648

1 INGO national staff abducted at an illegal vehicle checkpoint. Gunmen took the staff member after they questioned him and discovered material on him that indicated he was from an INGO.

Official Report
837Apr122009Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushUnknown33.401463469.8912294

1 INGO national staff operating in the district was abducted by four armed men as he dismounted his motorbike; released on 19 April at 1600 in Yaqubi District after the victim

Official Report
832Apr42009Afghanistan001000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound34.2394770.30154

1 NGO national staff district manager of a microfinance project staying overnight at the NGO district office suffered fatal stab wounds. No money or valuables were kept on site and it is understood that there was no evidence of any theft or damage to property. No further details are known.

Archived
831Apr32009Afghanistan010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound33.9674468.9492

1 INGO national worker killed: An IMF operation in Tagab Village came under attack from AOG early Friday morning. The ensuing engagement lasted for more than an hour and led to IMF calling in an airstrike on suspected AOG positions. One of the airstrikes hit a civilian compound, killing the INGO worker and injuring several members of his family (not included).

Official Report
822Mar152009Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.9926768.01635

1 NGO national staff driver was abducted with his vehicle in the vicinity of Ghandak village, early evening of 16 March. Following reported negotiations between the ANP and AOG elements, the NGO worker was released the next day. The NGO vehicle is believed to be still in the possession of AOG.

Archived
821Mar152009Afghanistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad36.72786568.867998

1 INGO national staff injured when stopped by four armed individuals riding motorcycles.The employee was beaten and robbed of his valuables as well as his own motorcycle.After the beating he was released and warned against working with NGOs.

Official Report
813Feb262009Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingUnknownUnknown3267.25

2 NGO national staff physicians kidnapped by unknown armed men in southern Zabul province Thursday.

Archived
810Feb172009Afghanistan010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown31.625733465.7145053

An INGO national staffer was shot and killed following threatening letters from armed opposition groups warning residents to cease working for the Afghan government and foreign entities. 

Official Report
805Jan172009Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownProject site34.84662871.09726

1 NGO national staff doctor kidnapped by a group of armed men who attaked an NGO clinic in Kunar. Whereabouts unknown. It is unclear whether the attack and abduction were conducted by AOG or criminal elements.

Official Report
791Apr32008Afghanistan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.9391167.709953

1 UN national staff shot and injured during an attack while driving in a private vehicle.

Focal Point
751Jan242007Afghanistan010000001100001100UnknownAmbushRoad34.5281369.17233

1 INGO national staff engineer kidnapped when traveling from his workplace in Parwan town to his home in Kabul, 24 Jan. The victims vehicle was waved off the road by and approached by a man dressed in army fatigues and bearing weapons. The victim was not mistreated, tortured or threatened in any way. None of his possessions were taken. Released on 27 Jan.

Archived
748Nov92008Afghanistan001000100100001010UnknownAmbushRoad34.350827362.2164003

1 NGO national staff nurse killed when an IED exploded on the road to Shirzad village targeting an Afghan government vehicle. All the other occupants of the vehicle died (not included). The security team consisting of representatives from the various departments were visiting the village in connection with an investigation of a previous homicide.

Archived
747Sep162008Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownAmbushRoad3267.25

1 INGO national staff and 2 ANP escorts (not included) killed when their vehicle suffered a remote control IED strike.

Archived
746Aug312008Afghanistan001000100100001010UnknownRaidProject site31.625733465.7145053

1 NGO national staff killed when two armed men wearing masks on motorbike forcefully entered into a Basic Health Clinic belonging to the NGO. Upon entering the compound, they initiated an attack against a national staff member killing her. There was a total of five staff members (including the midwife, Community Supervisor, 2 guards, and the Clinic Supervisor) present at the time of the incident. The perpetrators also stole mobile phones and other valuable belongings. The remaining 4 staff members who were left uninjured are now under investigation by the Government. No one has claimed the responsibility for the incident so far.

Archived
745Aug202008Afghanistan006000150600006006UnknownAmbushRoad34.989712168.8733495

1 NGO national staff killed and 5 NGO national staff wounded when their locally run, internationally funded, NGO vehicle was struck by an IED.

Archived
744Jul102008Afghanistan001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownOffice/compound30.562

1 NGO national staff kidnapped and found dead. The viticm was a NSP related engineer reported missing after attending a private party and dropped off at an office he was staying at. This staff member is reported as being from out of province whose only purpose for being in Nimroz was attending the party. He was subsequently found deceased on the 12th of July in Chakansour District, the victim of knife wounds. At this time it is unclear who the perpetrators were or why he was killed.

Archived
743Jul72008Afghanistan030000102300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad31.625733465.7145053

3 INGO national staff kidnapped by an AOG element. One of the INGO national staff (who is also reported to have been working with/or having association with a GoA office as well) along with 2 companions were traveling in a local taxi on the Kandahar

Archived
742Jul42008Afghanistan040000310400004004Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown35.370.833333

3 INGO national staff killed and one wounded when IMF conducted air strikes, against a reported AOG group. 22 civilians had been killed and seven others injured as a result of the strikes (not included).

Archived
741Jun192008Afghanistan002000200200002101UnknownRaidProject site36.72786568.867998

2 NGO national staff (a guard and doctor) killed by the intruders, who then escaped leaving the facility undamaged. An unconfirmed number of individuals arrived at a clinic run by an INGO with intent to burn it down.

Archived
740Apr282008Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown36.758125666.8980826

1 INGO national staff killed. The body of the staff member was found in close proximity to the victim

Archived
739Mar242008Afghanistan002000200200002002ShootingAmbushRoad36.7289668.857

2 NGO national staff killed when their vehicle came under small arms fire attack in Archi District, Wazer Khil area of Kunduz Province. The vehicle was en route from Arich District to Kunduz city.

Archived
738Mar232008Afghanistan0012000570120000120012UnknownAmbushRoad36.8333365.83333

5 NGO national staff killed and 7 NGO national staff injured when a convoy consisting of four vehicles came under SAF attack in Surkh Tepa area of Faizabad District.

Archived
737Mar172008Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad36.7563566.8972

1 INGO national staff driver died from serious injuries when the INGO vehicle traveling from Mazar-e-Sharif to Jawzjan Province came under small arms fire attack by two unknown individuals riding a motorcycle. The other vehicle occupant escaped unharmed.

Official Report
736Mar52008Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown31.625733465.7145053

A NGO national staff shot and killed by unknown armed persons.

Archived
735Nov182007Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown36.73477270.811995

1 INGO national staff killed when an INGO vehicle with 6 occupants was ambushed.

Archived
734Oct112007Afghanistan010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown34.7567.25

1 INGO national staff security guard found dead with 2 stab wounds to the stomach

733Sep192007Afghanistan002000200200002200UnknownUnknownUnknown34.370727668.3288601

2 NGO national staff (a doctor & his driver) were found dead in Chack District.

Archived
732Sep62007Afghanistan001000100100001001UnknownRaidHome31.625733465.7145053

1 NGO national staff killed when two armed men entered the victim's home.

Archived
731Jun192007Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown34.22038970.3800314

1 NGO national staff shot and killed by an armed group.

Archived
730Jun112007Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackHome36.73477270.811995

1 INGO national staff killed at their residence

Archived
729Feb172007Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackHome35.926178464.6237758

1 INGO national staff killed at home in a target killing.

Archived
728Aug92006Afghanistan001000100100001100Kidnap-killingIndividual attackHome33.544896868.4132108

1 NGO national staff killed: Initial reports state that an NGO employee was allegedly taken out from his residence by a group of assailants in the area. Later on he was found killed in the nearby village. No further information available at this stage.

Archived
727Jun22006Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackHome35.7569

1 INGO national staff member killed by small arms fire at their residence. According to the report, the victim was shot after returning from a party. The murdered staff member was a district program manager/ head of sub-office in Baghlan-e-Jadid district. Four suspected men (who accompanied the victim from the party to his home) were arrested by the police. A police investigation is ongoing

Archived
726May212006Afghanistan001000001100001001ShootingIndividual attackHome36.758125666.8980826

1 NGO national staff shot dead by two unknown perpetrators in front of home. The victim was working as a teacher of the NGO's educational project. The motive behind of this killing is still unclear and it is possible that this was some kind of personal / family enmity, not a political act.

Focal Point
692Jul192007Afghanistan010000010100001100Body-borne IEDAmbushRoad37.118751270.5784966

1 INGO national staff injured on his way to work by blast from suicide bomber attack on a police station.

Archived
681Jan22009Afghanistan120000000000333003KidnappingUnknownUnknown30.562

2 INGO international staff and 1 UN international staff kidnapped: AOG abducted 6 persons

Archived
667Apr112008Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.989712168.8733495

2 INGO national staff (doctor and a driver) were kidnapped while travelling between Kabul and Kunduz.

Archived
666Oct252007Afghanistan030000010100223200KidnappingRaidOffice/compound33.5539168.42096

2 INGO international (Banglasdeshi) staff kidnapped and 1 national staff wounded by unidentified gunmen Thursday. The two international staff were taken from their office in Moi Mobarok in the provincial capital.

Official Report
659Apr132010Afghanistan001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackRoad31.625733465.7145053

1 INGO national staff killed by unknown gunmen on the way home.

Media
658Nov302008Afghanistan010000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown34.519705869.1624302

1 INGO national staff killed in Kabul on Sunday, when he was caught in a suicide attack against a passing vehicle. The victim was riding his bicycle in the area when the bomb exploded receiving lethal shrapnel wounds.

Official Report
656Nov292008Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingRaidHome33.9391167.709953

1 INGO national staff guard and his brother (not counted) were kidnapped by four armed men on motorbikes. On 30 November, after being questioned by the perpetrators, only the brother was released. The fate of the INGO staff member is currently uncertain; however, the rationale behind the incident appears to stem from a personal dispute between neighbors. 

Archived
654Nov262008Afghanistan100000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackProject site34.40590470.359338

1 UN national staff contract worker in Surkh Rod district of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, was shot dead in front of elders at a meeting on 26 November of the local shura at Lower Sheikh Mesri, a temporary settlement for returnees. The murderer has not been identified and reasons for the attack remain unclear. The victim was active on women's causes.

Archived
648Nov32008Afghanistan010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownPublic location34.519705869.1624302

1 INGO international (French) staff kidnapped by gunmen off a neighborhood street Monday; released on 3 December.

644Oct202008Afghanistan010000000010011010ShootingIndividual attackUnknown34.519705869.1624302

1 INGO international (British/South African) staff shot dead by unidentified gunmen on motorcycles in Kabul early Monday. The aid worker was one of a team of women working with a faith-based INGO directing projects for the disabled.

Archived
638Sep162008Afghanistan010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown3469.25

1 INGO international (Bangladeshi) staff abducted by unknown gunmen in Afghanistan.

Archived
637Aug262008Afghanistan010000000010011100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown34.43024770.448678

1 INGO international (Japanese) staff agriculture specialist kidnapped at gunpoint with his driver (not included) in eastern Afghanistan near the city of Jalalabad on Tuesday, and a spokesman for the Taliban has claimed the group was involved. It said the driver was released soon afterward. The Foreign Ministry said victim was the first Japanese to be kidnapped in Afghanistan. The victims body was later found and had been riddled with bullets.

Media
635Aug192008Afghanistan010000100100001100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad36.717556668.8672916

1 INGO national staff found murdered in the region of Kunduz, 19 August. Victim was abducted while driving an INGO vehicle. The motives behind this murder are still unclear.

Archived
633Aug132008Afghanistan050000110230035140ShootingAmbushUnknown3469.25

3 INGO international (1 British-Canadian, 1 Canadian, 1 Trinidadian-American) staff and 1 INGO national staff driver killed and 1 INGO national staff injured when gunmen opened fire on their vehicle near the capital Kabul. The INGO had "suspended its humanitarian aid programmes in Afghanistan indefinitely" following the attack.

Official Report
627Jul182008Afghanistan020000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.72511366.2196554

2 INGO international (French) staff abducted by unidentified gunmen in Nili, the capital of Daykundi Province in central Afghanistan, 18 July. The INGO temporarily suspended its operations across the country for security reasons.

Focal Point
593Jan262008Afghanistan020000100110012110Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad31.625733465.7145053

1 INGO international (American) staff and 1 INGO national staff driver kidnapped in Kandahar. Assumed killed. No group has claimed responsibility for the abductions, and the Taliban insurgents behind many of the recent year's kidnappings have denied involvement.

Archived
591Jan142008Afghanistan000001000010011100UnknownUnknownPublic location34.519705869.1624302

1 donor agency international staff killed in Taliban bombing of Serena Hotel.

Archived
584Dec22007Afghanistan200000101200002200ShootingAmbushRoad31.6133265.71013

1 UN national staff truck driver shot and killed and 1 UN national staff abducted and remains missing. The incident occured while delivering UN humanitarian assistance last Sunday. A truck carrying 14 tons of high energy biscuits for the UN agency was ambushed by armed men on the road from Kandahar to Helmand in southern Afghanistan.

Official Report
574Sep302007Afghanistan020000002200002101KidnappingAmbushRoad3469.25

2 INGO national staff (driver and a skilled staffer) were snatched from the Baraki Barak district while travelling to Kabul. The two workers had completed a water and sanitation project in Logar when kidnapped by an armed gang Sunday. That the kidnappers had not made very specific demands but the main motive behind the abduction was ransom. The aid group was holding talks with the kidnappers through local elders but it would not pay a ransom.

Archived
569Sep262007Afghanistan000400002200224004KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.370727668.3288601

2 ICRC national staff and 2 international (1 Burmese, 1 Macedonian) kidnapped Wednesday in central Wardak province by Taliban militians; released Saturday. They were "Our mujahideen detained the Red Cross workers in Wardak province without knowing they were ICRC staff," said a Taliban spokesman who declined to be named. "We have nothing against the Red Cross and we are going to release them soon."

Archived
566Sep162007Afghanistan010000000000111100KidnappingIndividual attackOffice/compound3469.25

1 INGO international (Bangladeshi) staff kidnapped by six unknown men who entered the office and forcefully took him away in Logar province on Saturday; released December 8. Police arrested two (other report says three) men who said they were involved and were robbers but police said they had not stolen anything and may have been linked to a militant group.

Archived
565Sep122007Afghanistan010000000010011100ShootingAmbushRoad36.73477270.811995

1 INGO international (Bangladeshi) staff who was working for an agency providing small financial support for locals was shot dead by two unknown gunmen while he was traveling in on a motorbike northeastern Badakhshan province on Wednesday afternoon. Some locals said another Bengalese was injured, but the police did not confirm (not included). No one has claimed responsibility, and the motivation for the attack was not immediately known. But the police said one suspect was arrested. Local officials blamed the killing on highway robbers.

Archived
562Aug182007Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingIndividual attackPublic location34.519705869.1624302

1 INGO international staff seized from a Kabul restaurant while having lunch with her husband on Saturday. A spokesman on a video said the abductors were not Taliban, but belonged to a "special network".He demanded the release of the group's men held by President Hamid Karzai's government

Archived
560Jul182007Afghanistan020000200200002200ShootingAmbushRoad3469.25

2 INGO national staff were shot and killed in an attack in Logar Province southeast of the capital Kabul by unidentified gunmen.

Archived
559Jul132007Afghanistan000003120300003003UnknownAmbushRoad3267.25

1 donor agency national staff killed and 2 national staff injured Friday after suspected Taliban ambushed their convoy

Official Report
557Jul2007Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

2 INGO national staff, a doctor and his chauffeur, were on a work visit and failed to return to the hospital where they are based, when they were kidnapped in eastern Afghanistan.

Media
538May82007Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad31.625733465.7145053

1 UN national staff driver was shot dead on the way to work in the southern province of Kandahar by unidentified men on a motorbike. Police are now looking for the assassins

Archived
1210Apr292007Afghanistan030000102300003102ShootingAmbushRoad36.72786568.867998

1 INGO national staff driver killed when pulled from truck in Kunduz province on Sunday evening and shot. The vehicle was set on fire. 2 national staff other employees are missing.

Archived
1209Dec62006Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingUnknownProject site33.4189769.12144

2 NGO national staff were snatched by unidentified armed men in Paktia's Zurmat district on, Wednesday Dec 6. The men were visiting a hospital that the aid group runs in the area.

Archived
516Apr32007Afghanistan050000003300225311KidnappingUnknownUnknown30.562

2 INGO international (French) staff and 3 national staff (cook, driver and bodyguard) kidnapped by Taliban insurgents in Nimroz province, April 3; he two internationals released April 28 and May 11; 3 nationals released May 27.

Archived
1208Apr172007Afghanistan500000500500005500Remote control VBIEDUnknownUnknown31.625733465.7145053

Four UN contractors and 1 national staff driver were killed when a powerful remote-controlled bomb destroyed a UN vehicle in Kandahar, April 17.

Archived
514Mar82007Afghanistan010000000010011100ShootingAmbushRoad35.553212666.2426766

1 INGO international (German) staff killed when vehicles of INGO came under fire in Shar-e-Pul Province, March 8. 3 Afghans were robbed (not included) but let go while the German was killed later.

Archived
488Nov52006Afghanistan005000005500005005KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.548742169.4346945

5 NGO national staff kidnapped in Paktya province, Nov 5. No parties have claimed responsibility.

Official Report
487Nov22006Afghanistan001000001100001001KidnappingRaidProject site31.625733465.7145053

1 NGO national staff kidnapped when armed men attempted to kidnap eight national staff members at an IDP camp basic health care clinic in Kandahar province, Nov 2. Seven of the eight managed to escape. No parties have claimed responsibility.

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486Nov62006Afghanistan400000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad33.4189769.12144

4 UN national staff kidnapped in Zormat district of the eastern Paktia province while on their way to visit a new school. No word on whether have been released.

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480Sep162006Afghanistan004000310400004004Remote control VBIEDIndividual attackUnknown34.53333369.166667

3 NGO national staff killed and 1 national staff injured when a remote-controlled bomb exploded under their car just south of the capital, Sept 16.

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476Sep102006Afghanistan030000002200113003KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

3 INGO (1 international [Colombian], 2 national) staff kidnapped ,Sept 9; released Sept 29.

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472Aug272006Afghanistan020000200200002200UnknownRaidOffice/compound3563.75

2 INGO national staff guards found dead after two armed men climbed over the wall into an INGO office compound in the in Badghis Province, Bala Murghab District, Aug 27. Reportedly the perpetrators damaged (did not steal) office equipment, broke the wind

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458Jul252006Afghanistan010000010100001001BombingIndividual attackHome3469.25

1 INGO national staff in Logar province wounded by an IED at their house. The bomb was rigged to the entry gate. Unclear if targeted for INGO work or if it was personal.

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457Jul232006Afghanistan020000200200002002ShootingAmbushRoad34.160525764.9201949

2 INGO national staff killed when their vehicle in Ghor province was ambushed by gunmen firing AK-47s. No known motive.

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453Jul102006Afghanistan001000010100001001UnknownRaidProject site32.2355662.94611

1 NGO national staff wounded when health clinic was attached in Farah Province, Bakwa District, July 10. Unknown perpetrators hit the guard and burnt a flying coach vehicle (used as ambulance), a motorbike and broke the doors and the windows of the c

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448Jun222006Afghanistan030000003300003102KidnappingAmbushRoad35.370.833333

3 INGO national staff kidnapped while driving in eastern Nuristan province, June 22; released after 4 days.

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447Jun2006Afghanistan030000120300003102UnknownAmbushUnknown36.8376366.63932

1 INGO national staff driver killed and 2 national staff injured when militants attacked their car in Charbolak district of Balkh province.

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441May302006Afghanistan000003300300003102BombingAmbushRoad36.7572

3 donor agency national staff killed in remote control bomb attack on bridge in Badakshan, May 30.

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440May302006Afghanistan040000400400004004ShootingAmbushRoad36.8333365.83333

4 INGO national staff shot and killed inside their car while traveling between Abas and Chapa Chi Ariq villages in Jawzjan, May 30. 4 men were later arrested. No motive established.

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439May222006Afghanistan004000400400004103Landmine AmbushRoad33.9391167.709953

4 NGO national staff killed when their car hit a landmine, May 22. One doctor, two nurses and their driver.

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436May172006Afghanistan100000010100001100Suicide VBIEDUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

I UN national staff driver wounded when UN vehicle hit by suicide bomber in Kandahar, May 17.

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435May122006Afghanistan210000210300003102Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad34.350827362.2164003

1 UN national staff killed, 1 NGO national staff doctor killed, and 1 UN national staff program manager wounded (lost leg) when the vehicle came under rocket fire in Heart, May 12.

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430Apr2006Afghanistan005000500500005005UnknownRaidProject site34.808563.43003

5 NGO national staff medical workers, in Darrah-i-Bohm, Badghis tied up and killed in clinic attack.

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417Jan2006Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location31.5938264.37161

1 NGO national staff killed in Lashkargah, Helmand. 1 or 2 shot at mosque.

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398Oct202005Afghanistan004000130400004004UnknownUnknownUnknown35.926178464.6237758

1 NGO national staff killed and 3 national staff wounded in Faryab by suspected Taliban guerrillas, Oct 20.

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397Oct2005Afghanistan008000530800008008ShootingAmbushRoad31.6133265.71013

5 NGO national staff killed and 3 national staff wounded when shot by Taliban insurgents while driving towards Kandahar.

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387Jul2005Afghanistan002000200200002002Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

2 NGO national staff kidnapped in July 2005; found dead on Dec 4. They were working on a health project.

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375Jun72005Afghanistan001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 NGO national staff shot and killed by unknown assailants in Ghazni, June 7. According to report, killing was to set an example and deter others from working with NGOs.

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374Jun42005Afghanistan001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown32.62776165.901625

1 NGO national staff killed in Uruzgan, June 4.

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373Jun12005Afghanistan070000250700007007Vehicle-born IEDAmbushRoad31.3968667.08582

2 1NGO national staff killed and 5 national staff injured from the by insurgent bomb attack on bridge on the Kandahar-Herat highway, June 1.

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370May2005Afghanistan010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.519705869.1624302

1 INGO international (Italian) staff kidnapped in Kabul, later released.

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369May2005Afghanistan010000100100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown35.7569

1 INGO national staff killed by hanging in an incident involving three Afghan women who were found hanged in Baghlan as warning to female aid workers (one of the others was a national civil servant; one was unidentified).

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362Apr132005Afghanistan001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown35.7569

1 NGO national staff killed in Baghlan, April 13.

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355Mar2005Afghanistan000001000010011100UnknownAmbushUnknown34.519705869.1624302

1 IFI international staff seconded to Afghan govt ambushed and killed in Kabul.

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353Mar82005Afghanistan002000200200002002UnknownUnknownUnknown32.60711162.671011

2 NGO national staff killed in attack in Farah, March 8.

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350Feb232005Afghanistan002000200200002002UnknownUnknownUnknown31.34132263.993456

2 NGO national staff murdered in Helmand, Feb 23.

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348Jan2005Afghanistan020000020200002200ShootingRaidOffice/compound33.9391167.709953

2 INGO national staff tied up and wounded in armed robbery of INGO office/house by armed gang.

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334Dec52004Afghanistan010000000010011001UnknownUnknownUnknown34.519705869.1624302

1 INGO international (Japanese) staff killed in Kabul, Dec 5.

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329Nov2004Afghanistan030000300300003300Aerial bombardmentRaidOffice/compound33.9391167.709953

3 INGO national staff killed by rocket propelled grenade attack on compound, Nov 28.

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323Oct2004Afghanistan100000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 UN national staff wounded when hit in shootout.

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320Sep2004Afghanistan01000000100100000100010Bodily assaultMob violenceUnknown33.9391167.709953

10 INGO national staff (of two different organizations) beaten and stoned by mob after false rumors spread regarding their activities.

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315Aug2004Afghanistan020000200200002002ShootingUnknownUnknown33.548742169.4346945

2 INGO national staff shot and killed in Paktia.

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311Jul2004Afghanistan010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 INGO national staff stabbed and wounded in robbery, later received death threats from perpetrator.

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303Jun2004Afghanistan001000010100001100BombingUnknownOffice/compound33.9391167.709953

1 NGO national staff injured by bomb outside gate.

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302Jun22004Afghanistan050000200230035005UnknownAmbushRoad3563.75

3 INGO international and 2 national staff killed when vehicle ambushed in Badghis, June 2. The organization said it was suspending all activity across the country.

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297May232004Afghanistan003000210300003003Landmine AmbushRoad3667.666667

2 NGO national staff killed, 1 national staff injured when vehicle hit landmine in Samangan, May 23.

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296May182004Afghanistan001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown36.758125666.8980826

1 NGO national staff murdered in Balkh, May 18.

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290Apr2004Afghanistan002000200200002002ShootingRaidOffice/compound33.9391167.709953

2 NGO national staff killed in armed raid on office.

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284Mar72004Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.9391167.709953

1 RC national staff shot dead in ambush, March 7.

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280Feb252004Afghanistan005000500500005005UnknownAmbushUnknown34.519705869.1624302

5 NGO national staff killed in ambush northeast of Kabul, Feb 25.

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279Feb142004Afghanistan004000400400004004UnknownAmbushUnknown32.60711162.671011

4 NGO national staff staff killed in Farah ambush, Feb 14.

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265Nov2003Afghanistan200000010110012110ShootingAmbushRoad33.544896868.4132108

1 UN national staff wounded and 1 international staff shot and killed in car in Ghazni.

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258Sep2003Afghanistan010000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidHome33.9391167.709953

1 INGO national staff robbed and beaten by armed group at home.

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256Sep2003Afghanistan002000200200002002ShootingAmbushUnknown31.34132263.993456

2 NGO national staff ambushed and shot dead in Helmand, Sept 24.

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254Sep82003Afghanistan050000410500005005UnknownAmbushUnknown33.544896868.4132108

4 INGO national staff killed and 1 national staff wounded when ambushed in Ghazni, Sept 8.

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250Aug72003Afghanistan010000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown31.34132263.993456

1 INGO national staff killed in ambush in Helmand, Aug 7.

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248Aug2003Afghanistan020000020200002002UnknownAmbushRoad33.9391167.709953

2 INGO national staff wounded in vehicle ambush.

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247Aug132003Afghanistan006000240600006006UnknownAmbushUnknown33.544896868.4132108

2 RC national staff killed, 4 national staff wounded when ambushed in Ghazni, Aug 13.

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241Jul222003Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown32.60711162.671011

1 INGO national staff killed in Farah, Afghanistan, July 22.

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231May32003Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown34.370727668.3288601

1 INGO national staff killed in Wardak, May 3.

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221Mar272003Afghanistan000100000010011100ShootingAmbushRoad31.625733465.7145053

1 ICRC international (Swiss and El Salvador) staff shot and killed in ambush north of Kandahar City, March 27.

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204Nov242002Afghanistan010000000010011001UnknownUnknownUnknown36.8376366.63932

1 INGO international (Japanese) staff killed in Chaharbolak district of Balkh, reported Nov 24, no other details.

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200Nov2002Afghanistan010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackProject site33.9391167.709953

1 INGO national staff shot dead on community visit.

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197Nov2002Afghanistan200000020200002002Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

2 UN national staff beaten.

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176Apr2002Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome33.9391167.709953

1 UN national staff shot dead in his house.

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170Feb2002Afghanistan100000010100001100ShootingRaidHome36.767.116667

1 UN national staff shot and wounded after four armed men raided his house in Mazar-e Sharif.

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166Jan2002Afghanistan200000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown36.2646868.01551

2 UN national staff beaten in ambush in Aibak.

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163Dec2001Afghanistan010000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 INGO national staff killed.

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162Dec2001Afghanistan410000140500005104ShootingAmbushUnknown33.9391167.709953

3 UN national staff beaten/wounded; 1 UN (different agency) national staff shot dead, and 1 NGO national staff wounded (broken arm).

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122Aug2000Afghanistan800000710800008800UnknownAmbushRoad34.350827362.2164003

7 UN-contracted national staff killed and 1 wounded in ambush near Herat.

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111May2000Afghanistan100000100100001001Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 UN national staff killed in bombardment

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70Apr1999Afghanistan000100100100001100Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 ICRC national staff killed in air raid.

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54Aug1998Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 UN national staff killed while fleeing advancing Taliban forces. Discovered Nov 27.

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51Jul131998Afghanistan200000200200002200Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown34.43024770.448678

2 UN national staff from different agencies kidnapped in or near Jalalabad on July 13 and later found dead.

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27Oct181997Afghanistan000100100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad36.7090467.11087

1 ICRC national staff killed by stray bullet when three ICRC cars caught in crossfire Anchoy-Shibirgan road 200 kilometres west of Mazar-i-Sharif on Oct 18.

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1115May282011Yemen030000000000333120KidnappingUnknownUnknown15.945407748.7870478

Three French INGO staff (two women, one man) were kidnapped in Hadramout region by what seemed to be an extremist Islamist group. 

Media
1116Jun22011Sudan010000100100001100Landmine AmbushRoad8.6529.85

A driver contracted by an INGO to transport supplies was killed when his vehicle was struck by a landmine. Several other people were also killed, but they were not working for the contractor or the INGO.

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1117Jun32011Afghanistan010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome36.8275766.27988

One national NGO staff member (an assistant doctor) was stabbed and killed by armed men who entered his house. The men also beat his wife into unconsciousness. It is thought that this incident was the result of a personal dispute. 

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1118Jun72011Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad34.2270670.14675

While on his way from his home to the office, a locally hired NGO employee was shot and injured.

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1119Jun72011Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown34.2270670.14675

A second employee from the NGO office was targeted by gunmen as he was walking in the DAC area, suffering gunshots wounds to his body.

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1120Apr182011Sudan010000100100001100UnknownRaidOffice/compound4.82487131.607858

A security guard for an INGO was murdered when someone entered the INGO compound and looted cash and valuables from the office. 

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1121Apr72011Afghanistan020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad33.401463469.8912294

Two NGO staff were abducted while traveling through the area with a group of 9 NGO employees (from an INGO and a national partner NGO). Four staff managed to escape while three others were not targeted. The two employees were released unharmed sometime before 14 July 2011. 

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1122Apr192011Pakistan002000020200002002Remote control VBIEDUnknownOffice/compound30.19967.00971

2 national staff of a national NGO were injured when a VBIED detonated remotely near two NGO offices. It is not known if and why the NGOs may have been targeted. 

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1123May232011Afghanistan001000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidProject site33.6895664.8531

The head of an NGO clinic was physically assaulted and wounded when two armed men entered the clinic and requested that he accompany them to a patient, who was reportedly in a house in the vicinity of the clinic. The head of the clinic refused to go with him because he had to take care of other patients. Afterwards the men left the clinic reportedly without further demands or threats.

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1124Jun32011Afghanistan010000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown33.9674468.9492

1 NGO deminer was abducted and later beheaded by a group of four members of an armed opposition group. He was employed by the NGO and was spending his leave in his home village. 

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1125Jun52011Afghanistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.8213764.76505

A national staff member of an NGO was abducted and later released due to the interventions of local elders.  

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1126Jun72011Afghanistan001000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad36.767.116667

A national staff member of an NGO was stopped and beaten by soldiers while travelling in his private vehicle.  

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1127Jun82011Sudan100000010100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown11.00592229.718875

A UN national staff member was shot and wounded by Sudanese Armed Forces (PDF), near PDF HQ.

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1128Jun92011Afghanistan100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown33.6897166.55116

A contractor hired by a UN agency to provide stationery for schools was physically attacked by the District Governor after refusing to seek his approval for the distribution. 

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1129Jul62011Afghanistan006000402600006204Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown32.6357262.46545

Two national staff of a demining NGO were abducted on 6 July and released on 10 July. Four national NGO staff were also killed during this incident (three shot and one beheaded). 

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1130Jun112011Afghanistan003000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad34.8731171.14697

3 NGO national staff remained in captivity after a group of 13 persons, including 10 NGO workers, were stopped by 10 armed men thought to be AOG while traveling in a rented vehicle. Some of the group was not abducted, while local elders negotiated the release of 5 of the NGO staff the next day (not counted here). The remaining 3 were still in captivity several days later. 

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1131Jun162011Afghanistan010000010100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown36.9387666.14768

The driver of an INGO vehicle was injured when an IED detonated.

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1132Jun192011Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.84089531.603638

One UN-contracted truck driver was seriously beaten and injured on his left hand when unknown armed persons robbed the trucks at a checkpoint near Juba town. The perpetrators stole a number of items. The trucks were carrying non-food items.

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1133Jun232011Pakistan020000020200002002Bodily assaultMob violenceOffice/compound34.3333373.2

At least two office managers of an INGO were physically assaulted when a group of 40-45 people forcibly entered the INGO office and held them hostage for two hours. The offenders accused the INGO of not paying invoices.

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1134Jun232011Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound31.8108264.55998

A staff member of a national demining NGO was wounded, and later died of his injuries, when he was shot by international military forces (IMF) in what appears to have been a force protection shooting. The victim was operating in the vicinity of an IMF facility, in civilian clothes and utilizing a GPS, at the time of the incident. 

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1135Jun232011Afghanistan000100010100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown36.767.116667

A national staff of an international organisation was praying near the scene of attempted kidnapping when he was shot and injured. The perpetrators were attempting to kidnap the son of a petrol pump station. 

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1136Jun232011Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome4.84330331.588554

A UN worker and his (pregnant) wife were beaten when three intruders broke into their residence in the middle of the night. They were hospitalized for their injuries. Nothing was stolen and the reason for the attack is unclear. 

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1137Jun292011Afghanistan003000120300003300UnknownAmbushUnknown32.4031464.46959

One de-miner was killed and two others were injured when a RCIED hit a local de-mining NGO unmarked Land Cruiser vehicle. 

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1138Jul42011Afghanistan001000010100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireProject site33.5974469.22592

One deminer of a demining NGO was injured while working on mine clearnace in the area, when armed opposition group members attacked a convoy of international military forces with small arms fire. 

Official Report
1139Jul152011South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown8.07361132.403263

One national staff of an INGO was shot and wounded in his leg when Murle Tribesman attacked Kaikuiny Boma for unknown reasons.

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1140Jul182011Pakistan080000008800008008KidnappingAmbushRoad30.5766166.77289

Eight national staff of an American INGO were kidnapped late on 18 July while on their way back from delivering relief items near the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan. 

Media
1141Jul232011Afghanistan001000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown34.2568

An NGO employee was killed during a night-time operation carried out by international military forces, which killed 3 local residents / suspected armed opposition group members.

Official Report
1142Jul242011Afghanistan001000100100001010ShootingAmbushRoad31.61026965.701536

A female national NGO staff member was shot and killed in the vicinity of her residence while she was on the way home from the office, by two unknown armed men riding on a motorcycle. 

Official Report
1143Jul282011Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad35.918818764.7768085

2 staff members of a national demining NGO were abducted by a large group of armed men while driving in a rented vehicle to survey a project area. 1 managed to escape two days later, while the other was rescued during an IMF/ANSF operation three days following the abduction.

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1144Aug142011Sudan010000000000111001KidnappingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

An Italian staff member of an INGO was kidnapped by four armed men while driving with two Sudanese colleagues. 

Media
1145Aug182011South Sudan050000500500005005UnknownRaidUnknown8.041819132.0297593

4 national staff of one INGO and at least 1 national staff of a separate INGO were killed during raids that killed hundreds of people and destroyed many houses, an INGO hospital and vehicles.

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1146Aug192011Afghanistan020000000020022200Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location35.0719669.23127

Two German INGO workers were found dead in the Hindu Kush mountains. The men, who had gone hiking along the Salang Pass, had been beaten and robbed, presumably by local nomadic people.

Media
1147Aug202011South Sudan090000180900009009UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown1032.7

1 INGO national staff killed and 8 INGO national staff wounded during clashes between suspected elements of a rebel militia group and Sudanese armed forces.

Official Report
1148Aug262011Nigeria46000009370460000468038Suicide VBIEDRaidOffice/compound108

Nine national UN staff (those included within the parameters of AWSD) were among those killed by an attack by a suicide bomber on the UN House in Abuja. Around 37 UN staff (those included within the parameters of AWSD) were among those injured; they are presumed here to be all national staff, pending verification.

Media
1149Aug272011Somalia001000001100001010Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown3.32500542.2205319

One female national staff of an NGO was kidnapped and also shot by Al Shabab militants. 

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1150Aug282011Afghanistan020000200200002101UnknownAmbushRoad36.6666769.75

Two INGO national staff (a driver and another staff member) were killed when an IED (thought to be a RCIED) detonated their vehicle on the road. 

Official Report
1151Aug282011Somalia000100100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown3.11666743.65

A national ICRC staff was shot several times in the head and chest by Al Shabab militants. The incident caused escalating tensions between Al Shabab rebels and local clan elders, who demanded a retaliatory killing.

Media
1152Sep72011Sudan010000100100001100ShootingRaidHome1626

One national staff of an NGO was injured and subsequently died when he was shot by two armed men who entered his house and tried to steal a vehicle at gunpoint. 

Official Report
1153Sep92011DR Congo010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown-1.4304928.07519

The driver of an NGO vehicle was kidnapped by members of the Mayi-Mayi Cheka group near Kigoma, Mpofi, in the Walikale part of North Kivu, DRC. Following an engagment between MONUSCO forces and the Mayi Mayi Cheka, and subsequent negotiations, he was released on 18 September. 

Official Report
1154Sep102011DR Congo060000006600006006KidnappingUnknownUnknown-0.1626528.13031

Six national staff of an INGO were kidnapped by members of the Conseil des Révolutionaires Congolais (CRC), a splinter group of Mayi-Mayi PARECO. They were released on 18 September following negotiations.  

Official Report
1155Sep102011South Sudan010000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.432.4

One casual worker for an INGO was killed (along with one other person) during an attack by suspected Nuer. The attackers looted 18 heads of cattle.

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1156Sep122011Honduras100000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome15.75-85.66667

A national staff of a UN agency was injured (along with his father) by a sharp object when three armed men broke into their home. The men also burglarized the home. The men were subsequently treated in the hospital.   

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1157Sep192011Kenya010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushProject site0.00355240.375192

An INGO national staffer was abducted by Al Shabaab in the middle of the day after being held up at gunpoint at Hagadera refugee camp. UPDATE: He was rescued on 10 April 2014 by Kenyan troops who are part of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) during an operation on the outskirts of the Somali town of Dhobley. 

Official Report
1158Sep182011Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad33.6895664.8531

A national staff of an INGO was shot and killed while on his way to work. Motive is unknown, but it may have been a personal dispute.

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1159Sep282011Afghanistan030000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad34.4810862.5863

Three drivers from two transport companies contracted by two different INGOs were abducted after an armed group hijacked their vehicles, which were carrying food items. The stole the goods and have requested a ransom for the release of the drivers.   

Official Report
1160May252011Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionRoad9.106010826.8461846

One national INGO staff was badly beaten and treated for head injuries when four INGO staff were stopped by SPLA at a checkpoint. The staff members were brought to the military barracks and one was badly beaten.

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1161Jun182011Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location0.00355240.375192

A driver for an international aid agency was hit with a pistol on the forehead by armed Somalis who attacked him as he was coming out of his hotel. The attackers stole the vehice and fled across the Kenya-Somali border. 

Media
1162Jun2011Somalia100000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackHome3.11666743.65

A local staff (polio specialist) was taken from his home in late June by Al Shabaab members. The office computer was also confiscated for investigations. His relative has said that she expects him to be released once the investigation is complete.

Media
1164Sep282011Afghanistan100000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown34.4140670.30942

An unknown assailant shot and killed a local UN staff member

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1165Oct42011DR Congo005000500500005401UnknownAmbushRoad-4.302168828.9428526

Five staff members of a Congolese NGO were killed when rebels, reportedly the Mai Mai Yakutumba, targeted their vehicle.  It appears to be ethnically motivated, as perpetrators were targeting members of the Banyamulenge ethnic group, and sparing others.

Media
1167Oct82011Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.3481762.19967

A staffer of a local NGO (a partner of a UN agency) was abducted by militants in Safidan Village, Pashtun Zarghun district in Herat province He was released on 11 October 2011.

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1168Oct102011Afghanistan040000004400004103KidnappingUnknownUnknown36.0400164.55122

4 INGO national staff members (3 trainers and a driver) were kidnapped by an armed group and released just over 24 hours later following negotiations by local elders.  

Official Report
1169Oct132011Kenya030000010100223020KidnappingIndividual attackProject site-0.4527539.64601

Two female international staff working for an INGO were kidnapped, and their driver injured. UPDATE: The two staff members were released after 644 days, on 18 July 2013.

Media
1170Oct232011Western Sahara040000010100334220KidnappingRaidOffice/compound27.67111-8.14744

Three international INGO workers were kidnapped from a guesthouse in the Rabuni refugee camp by armed men. A Sahrawi national driver was injured during the incident and was hospitalised. The Polisario movement, which is seeking independence for Western Sahara and runs the camp, blamed local al-Qaeda militants for the kidnappings, but no one has claimed responsibility. The kidnappers arrived from Mali in a SUV. 

Official Report
1171Oct232011Kenya010000100100001100ShootingMob violenceHome0.3546237.58218

A national staffer of an INGO was killed in mob violence and arson during tribal clashes.

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1172Oct232011Sudan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

An INGO local staff driver was shot in the leg when his vehicle was carjacked in Nyala by two armed men. The driver was hospitalised.    

Official Report
1173Oct252011Somalia030000001100223102KidnappingUnknownUnknown6.7697247.43083

Two international staffers and their Somali driver were kidnapped by unknown assailants near Galkayo town.  Al-Shabab has denied involvement.  UPDATE: The two international staffers were rescued about three months later by a team of U.S. special forces.  

Official Report
1174Oct212011Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.2568

A national staff member of an INGO and his driver were stopped and detained by Taliban forces while on the main road in Day Mirdad. Both were released on 24 October after organized community intervention and negotiations.

Official Report
1175Oct302011Afghanistan003000201300003102Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad35.926178464.6237758

Three staffers of a national NGO (2 engineers and a driver) were hijacked on 30 October by an armed opposition group.   The driver was released alive, but the bodies of the other two staff members were found on 12 November near Qasaba Qala village of Khawaja Namusa area (Pashtun Kot District).  

Official Report
1176Oct312011Afghanistan504000450900009504Complex attackRaidOffice/compound31.6133265.71013

An attack on a UN facility in Kandahar caused numerous casualites, including 4 national NGO staff (1 killed and 3 wounded) and 5 UN guards (3 killed and 2 wounded).  The attack began with a vehicle-borne suicide bomb, detonated outside a UN guesthouse, close to the main gate of a local NGO compound, followed by an armed raid and fire fight that lasted for 7 hours and ended in the deaths of all the attackers. 

Official Report
1177Nov32011Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad36.0400164.55122

Two national employees of an NGO were kidnapped by armed men while riding in a mobile clinic.  The kidnappers immediately released the 2 female nurses in the clinic, but abducted the 2 male NGO employees.  The victims were released November 8 following negotiations conducted by local elders. 

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1178Nov12011Afghanistan003000003300003102KidnappingIndividual attackProject site35.6874764.29318

Three national staffers (an engineer, a labourer, and a driver) monitoring a road construction project were abducted.  The project was funded by an IGO and the workers had been hired by the local Shura—who were working with a CBSG (Community Based Stabilization Grants) program via an NGO—and the project involved was being monitored by that NGO.  The three were released after negotiations by community elders and their family members 

Archived
1179Nov192011Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location6.76970947.430831

A national staff member of an international NGO was shot and killed by unknown masked gunment upon leaving a mosque in Galkayo.  The INGO suspended activities while Puntland authorities investigated the murder.

Media
1180Nov192011Kenya010000010100001010Bodily assaultDetentionCustody-0.5236029540.35344455

A national staffer working for an INGO was detained and severely assualted by Kenyan police at a checkpoint during operations against al Shaabab militias in Garissa

Media
1182Nov222011Afghanistan003000120300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound35.1057569.47342

One local NGO staffer was killed and two wounded when a single 107mm rocket fired from the East of the DAC area impacted a Kamaz truck used by the demining NGO. The vehicle was parked inside the compound of the Department of Agriculture where the de-miners are accommodated over-night. An NGO driver sleeping in the Kamaz was killed on the spot while an additional two de-miners sustained injuries due to the glass debris propelled by the blast. The IEA claimed the attack implying that the DAC was the intended target.

Official Report
1183Nov222011Yemen000300002200113012KidnappingAmbushRoad13.0566744.88194

A French international staffer and two national staffers were seized from their vehicle near a small village in Lahej (Msaimeer)by gunmen demanding the release of prisoners held by Yemeni authorities in the nearby southern port of Aden.

Media
1184Nov272011Burundi010000000010011100Kidnap-killingRaidPublic location-3.363435729.8870575

An international staffer of a medical INGO was kidnapped and killed when he responded to a disturbance at the neighboring religious mission.  A Croatian nun was also killed in the incident, and another escaped with minor wounds.  Authorities determined the motive was most likely robbery.

Archived
1185Dec62011South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome4.7531

A national contractor of the UN was shot and killed when an unknown perpetrator broke into his residence.  It is suspected the motive was robbery.

Official Report
1186Dec162011South Sudan100000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad5.430.25

A national staff member of the UN staff was assaulted when driving in a convoy in Lanyi

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1187Dec182011Central African Republic010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown3.870515717.9950755

A staff member of an international NGO based in M’boki (south-east) was shot dead following  a dispute with a group who had been drinking  heavily.  

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1188Dec232011Somalia201000300300003303ShootingIndividual attackProject site5.200307545.5255394

Two UN national staffers and one staffer of a local NGO were shot and killed by a refugee camp resident in Matabaan during an aid distribution. According to reports, the shooting appeared to have been over a personal matter

Archived
1189Dec242011Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad32.5586162.13604

A nurse working for a local NGO was ambushed and kidnapped by an armed group while driving in a private vehicle from Khaki Safed to Farah City.  The perpetrators physically abused the victim and accused him of cooperating with the government of Afghanistan. He was released 24 hours later after intervention by local elders.

Official Report
1190Dec292011Somalia020000000020022200ShootingRaidOffice/compound2.03333345.35

Two international staffers of an INGO were shot and killed by a disgruntled national staff member while working in a hospital in Mogadishu.

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1532Jul152012Kenya010000010100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad0.18846340.283483

One INGO incentive worker guard was injured when a Police vehicle escorting the INGO team was targeted by an IED.

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1192Jan52012Pakistan000100000010011100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad30.18297166.998734

An international staff doctor working for ICRC was kidnapped while returning to the office after visiting a physical rehabilitation centre in Quetta. Armed men abducted him when he reached the front of his office and took him at gunpoint with them in their own vehicle.  Kidnappers left the driver unharmed near the organisation’s office. The international staff doctor was found dead in April 2012.

Media
1193Jan62012Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown34.1073864.3052

An INGO staffer was killed during a firefight between rival ANP officers(when a group associated with one prominent local commander in Shahrak and Tulak reportedly insulted a second rival ANP commander).  The off-duty NGO staffer, who was providing bodyguard services to the second commander, was killed in the engagement. 

Official Report
1194Jan122012Somalia002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad5.30343545.880207

The head of a Somali NGO and his driver were killed by Shabab militants who fired an RPG at their car. It is very likely that this car was mistaken for Ethiopian National Defence Forces.

Media
1195Jan142012South Sudan010000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound4.84330331.588554

An international staffer of an INGO was shot and killed leaving his compound.  The unknown culprits escaped with his vehicle. 

Official Report
1196Jan152012Yemen100000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown15.33748444.184304

An international staff of a UN agency was kidnapped in the capital Sanaa by armed tribesmen who transferred him to central Marabou province. The UN worker was taken hostage by the Abide Marabou tribe, demanding the release of a tribesman who was arrested on charges of killing four soldiers assigned to guarding oil tankers.  He was released unharmed two weeks later.

Media
1197Jan172012Afghanistan001000010100001010KidnappingIndividual attackRoad34.3481762.19967

A female NGO staff member was shot and seriously injured by two armed men riding a motorcycle while she was enroute to her office by foot.  The victim was a candidate for the 2010 Provincial Council election and worked for an NGO that had gender-related programs.

Official Report
1198Jan192012Pakistan020000000000222200KidnappingRaidOffice/compound30.19841871.46801

Two international staffers (German and Italian) of an INGO were kidnapped by four armed men who entered their residence (within walking distance from their regional office) and led them out at gunpoint.  UPDATE: The German aid worker was released in Kabul, Afghanistan more than two years later, in October 2014. UPDATE 2: The Italian aid worker was accidentally killed by a U.S. counter terrorism drone strike against al-Qaeda in January 2015, while still held as a prisoner. An American hostage who was working for a private contractor funded by USAID was also killed in the attack. The drone attack occurred along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

Media
1199Jan292012Pakistan020000001100112200KidnappingAmbushRoad26.1345668.7696

An international staffer and national staff driver of an INGO were reported missing during a road trip in Sindh.  Their vehicle was found abandoned in Naushahro Feroz. UPDATE: Staff were released/recovered after 86 days. They were not the intended targets of this incident.

Media
1200Jan232012South Sudan010000000010011001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown6.7530

A international staffer of an INGO (a Ugandan cook) was stabbed to death by another staffer in a personal dispute.

Official Report
1201Jan252012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.50914736.306485

The head of the Idlib branch of the Syrian Red Crescent was  shot and killed in his vehicle returning from meetings in Damascus.

Focal Point
1202Jan262012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad31.6133265.71013

A national NGO staffer was kidnapped from his vehicle while driving from kandahar to Panjawayi District.  The kidnappers identified themselves as opposition forces and asked questions about staffers employemnet and called his recent contacts from his cell phone.  No further reports.

Official Report
1203Jan312012Afghanistan002000002200002101KidnappingAmbushRoad36.9529365.12376

Two national NGO staffers went missing with their vehicle on January 31 and are presumed kidnapped.  They were released on February 4after interventions by local elders

Official Report
1204Jan312012Yemen322000002200557007KidnappingUnknownUnknown15.33748444.184304

Three international staff of a UN agency, two INGO and two LNGOs were kidnapped west of Sanaa. They were released approximately 72 hours later. The kidnappers reportedly planned to exchange the hostages for a prisoner being held in the capital.

Official Report
1229Jul202009DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingUnknownHome-0.6666728.75

1 INGO national staff shot dead in Buzito quarter, in his house at 7pm on 20 July. 

Official Report
1230Jan42011Afghanistan210000300300003102Roadside IEDAmbushRoad32.8333366

One INGO (a UN partner) staff member and two UN contractor employees were killed when an IED exploded in the vicinity of contracted trucks carrying food in Chinarto District.

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1231Jan102011Sudan030000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

Three national staff of an INGO were kidnapped by rebels and held for nine days before being released

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1232Jan152011Pakistan100000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound34.012384671.5787458

An employee of a UN-contracted company was struck and injured by a stray bullet while waiting for his truck to be loaded at a warehouse in Peshawar

Archived
1233Jan212011Pakistan001000100100001001Kidnap-killingIndividual attackRoad32.3039769.68207

Following threats, a Pakistani NGO working on polio eradication was abducted and killed a day later killed, The incident occurred while traveling from mir ali to mir anshah in South Wazirstan.

Official Report
1234Jan242011Pakistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad30.6985466.55611

1 INGO natl staff (male) was captured (held less than 24 hrs) while on the road, and severely beaten. 

Focal Point
1235Jan302011Central African Republic080000000000222100KidnappingUnknownUnknown7.692079918.6243422

Two international staff of an INGO were kidnapped and later relased. Six national staff were taken and held briefly (not counted here because detention was less than 24 hours)

Focal Point
1236Feb2011Tanzania010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown-6.524712335.7878438

A staff member of an INGO was killed in Tnazania.  No other information is available

Archived
1237Feb182011Haiti000010010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad18.53249872.333064

A national staff driver of a foreign Red Cross organization sustained a gunshot wound to the arm when his vehicle came under fire from bandits attempting to rob a convoy.

Focal Point
1238Feb212011Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad35.22119271.049777

An INGO driver was abducted by the Taliban along with two patients. The patients were released after an hour, and the driver was released after 2 hours.  About 15 minutes down the road the driver was abducted again by another group of Taliban and was held until 2100hrs on 22  Feb.

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1239Feb152011DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad-1.18362329.448832

An INGO driver was wounded in both his arms after unidentified armed men in military clothing at the side of the road shot at his vehicle, 

Focal Point
1542Feb32012Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultMob violenceOffice/compound-0.4527539.64601

One refugee male day worker was severely assaulted during a riot at the INGO's compound.

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1241Feb282011Afghanistan300000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad36.6781866.80325

Three drivers of UN contracted trucks were abducted by Taliban fighters who looted the food, and burnt the trucks 

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1242Mar12011Philippines100000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown7.09544124.38721

An national employee of a transport company contracted by a UN agency (together with his two sons) was abducted by armed men in Barangay Dalaun, Lumbayanague (Mindanao, Philippines) -allegedly in relation to perceived unfair distribution of  rice transported by the company. The driver and his two sons were eventually released unconditionally

Focal Point
1243Mar32011Haiti010000001100001010KidnappingUnknownUnknown18.533333-72.333333

A national staff of an INGO was kidnapped in Port au Prince and held for two days

Focal Point
1244Mar102011Libyan Arab Jamahiriya002000020200002200ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site32.378785815.0918851

Two national Red Crescent medics were injured by a ricochet of bullets that hit a wall while they were trying to clear a corpse.

Focal Point
1245Mar162011Sudan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.4039555532.59254986

The driver of a INGO-water tanker was shot and injured during an ambush that appeared directed at a commercial vehicle travelling in front of the INGO water truck in Torit (southern Sudan).

Focal Point
1246Mar242011Myanmar010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome20.9039227595.8414149

An INGO staff number was wounded when she (and her two children) were attacked by a man with a sword in their home.  The attacker was a guard from a neighboring house. 

Focal Point
1247Apr12011Honduras001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad13.78333-86.68333

An ambulance driver was shot and wounded when the ambulance was attacked.  Survived with a head wound.

Focal Point
1248Apr102011Uganda010000010100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown3.23666733.093056

One national staff of na INGO was assaulted and robbed while returning home at around 23:00, in Kitgum. He was hospitalized. 

Focal Point
1249May42011Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.544896868.4132108

An INGO ambulance driver was abducted by Taliban, released unharmed six days later.

Focal Point
1250May42011Central African Republic040000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad9.558749522.1340055

Four INGO national staff were ambushed, abducted and robbed, and held for three days.  They were released unharmed

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1251May102011Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad33.544896868.4132108

A national staffer of an INGO was shot and seriously wounded while traveling to his home town on annual leave. It is believed that he was caught in the crossfire. 

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1252May122011Sudan010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown8.15933332.241833

An INGO national staff member was shot and killed by the relative of another staff member of the organization in what appears to be a personal revenge killing.

Focal Point
1253May182011El Salvador002000110200002200ShootingIndividual attackPublic location13.87694-89.17306

Two young volunteer EMTs shot while walking to their office.  One survived.

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1254Jul102011Afghanistan010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad35.370.833333

INGO driver was caught up in some fighting between ISAF and AOG.  An AOG fired rocket impacted near the vehicle and he was wounded in the leg and hospitalized.

Focal Point
1255Jun242011Kenya010000100100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-1.290405136.801321

A national staffer of an INGO (and his adult son) were attacked about an hour from Nairobi on the road. They were both injured and robbed; hospitalized. 

Focal Point
1256Aug32011Pakistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushUnknown26.6645968.00156

One national staff of INGO kidnapped whilst in vehicle on N5 motorway.  His vehicle was recovered from Taluka hospital. Ransom requested.

Official Report
1258Aug252011Somalia001000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown5.200307545.5255394

A staff member of  a local NGO (a UN implementing partner) was killed an operation by militia forces allied with the Transitional Federal Government in an operation to recover two trucks carrying UN food which had been carjacked by militias of another clan.

Focal Point
1259Sep72011Syrian Arab Republic003000030300003300ShootingUnknownRoad34.73083336.709444

Three volunteer EMTs were wounded by bullets when their ambulance came under fire during hostilities in Homs.  Not clear if it was targeted or hit by crossfire.

Focal Point
1260Sep282011Colombia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.5980478-74.0760867

A local staff member attacked by multiple assailantson his way to the office.  His arm was injured.

Focal Point
1261Oct2011Somalia010000100100001001UnknownUnknown8.367677149.083416

One INGO national staff member killed in Somalia.

Focal Point
1262Oct112011Central African Republic300000030300003300ShootingAmbushRoad5.734306819.0862484

Three crew members of a UN contracted truck returning to Bangui from delivering fuel in Bangassou were seriously injured when their truck was ambushed by unknown armed men between Sibut and Grimari

Focal Point
1263Nov12011DR Congo010000001100001001KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.18362329.448832

An INGO national staffer was kidnapped in an ambush by armed men.

Focal Point
1264Nov132011Pakistan010000001100001001KidnappingAmbushRoad27.800013566.6166537

An INGO local staffer was kidnapped while traveling from Khuzdar to Totak area

Official Report
1265Nov192011Somalia010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome8.4773847.35971

An INGO national staff was robbed while transporting money.  He was staying overnight at a hotel when two armed men came to his hotel door, forced their way in and shot him once in the shoulder, then took the money and fled

Focal Point
1266Nov252011Pakistan001000001100001100KidnappingRaidHome2866

A local staff doctor was kidnapped by five armed men from his home.  The family was bound and robbed.  The doctor was released a few days later

Focal Point
1267Nov272011Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad12.909623.47406

A nurse working for an INGO was knocked off his motorcycle and beatne.  He suffered fractured ribs and a concussion.

Focal Point
1268Dec42011South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad7.78503533.002909

An INGO national staff was ambushed and shot and killed by two military personnel, in a revenge killing.

Focal Point
1269Dec302011Afghanistan010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome35.926178464.6237758

An INGO national staff member was stabbed by her husband (also a staff member) and wounded.

Focal Point
1270Sep62009DR Congo010000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown0.124969429.2919545

1 INGO national staff shot dead in Butembo by unidentified armed men at 10 p.m. on 6 September.

Focal Point
1271Nov272009DR Congo001000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown0.493826829.46518612

1 LNGO staff (driver) shot dead in Beni around midnight on 27 November

Archived
1272Feb42011Papua New Guinea100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-9.4790411147.1498139

A national staffer of a UN agency was injured in a car-jacking.

Focal Point
1273Jun232011Afghanistan100000010100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown36.767.116667

 A national staffer of a UN agency was injured in an armed attack.

Focal Point
1274Dec122009DR Congo010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-1.250419729.0607175

One INGO national staff shot dead in Kitchanga Centre at 7:45 p.m. on 12 December.

Focal Point
1275Dec172009DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome1.65850129.220455

One INGO national staff shot dead 100 m next to his house on 17 December around 5 a.m.

Focal Point
1276Jun292010DR Congo001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome0.4911329.47306

One LNGO  staff shot dead in his house at 11 p.m. on 29 June.

Archived
1277Oct212010DR Congo001000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown0.493826829.46518612

The president of a LNGO was shot and killed at 9 p.m. on 21 October

Focal Point
1279Apr132011Sudan100000010100001001ShootingCombat/Crossfire1626

A UN national staff memberstaff was injured by a stray bullet during an exchange of gunfire between police and bank robbers in Kabkabiya, North Darfur in Sudan 

Focal Point
1280Apr32011Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown6.191621431.604875

A UN national staff member was injured by blows to the head with a bottle in a non-work-related incident

Focal Point
1281Aug52011Ethiopia100000010100001001Aerial bombardmentRaidPublic location6.7444.27806

A UN national staff member was injured in a grenade attack in a restaurant in Kebridehar.

Archived
1283Apr212012Yemen000100000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad14.7978142.95452

Armed men kidnapped a French international staffer of as he was travelling from north Yemen to the Red Sea port city of Hudaida.  After being held for three months, the victim was released; handed over by a group called Ansar al-Shari'a in Shabwa. Still unclear who was behind the kidnapping.

Media
1284Apr152012Afghanistan001000001100001010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.5195265.25094

An armed group abducted a female NGO national staff member on duty along with her son while they were travelling to Chaghcharan City by motorcycle. On the 17th of April, both of them were released unharmed in the said area in Shahrak following the negotiation held by a member of parliament. 

Official Report
1285Apr52012Afghanistan010000010100001001Body-borne IEDIndividual attackUnknown36.8060670.10436

A national staffer of an INGO was inured when a BBIED detonated against a pro-government Militia commander. The blast killed 2 people--including the commander--and injured an additional 16 (including one of the commander’s bodyguards, 1 ANP and 1 local employee of an INGO)

Official Report
1286Mar312012Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad34.344861.49321

Three national staff members of a demining NGO were abducted along with their marked vehicle while they were in transit to their project site. Information has surfaced that one of the three abductees was released on the 11th of April, and two days later (i.e. the 13th of April), the remaining two were released.  

Official Report
1287Mar102012South Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.84330331.588554

A UN national staff member was shot in the head while traveling along Juba - Jebel road, and was hospitalized

Official Report
1288Mar62012Sudan200000001100112200KidnappingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

A UN international staffer was kidnapped along with his Sudanese driver as they headed towards the office near Al-Hilal stadium in downtown Nyala. The two were kidnapped by unknown armed men driving a Land Cruiser vehicle. UPDATE: The driver was released shortly after the abduction, and the international staffer was released 86 days later following concerted negotiations.

Media
1289Feb62012Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingRaidHome34.2270670.14675

Masked gunmen broke into the home of a man working as a cook in the local NGO-run Khogyani district hospital, and shot the man, leaving him with one bullet wound to the stomach. The man was taken injured to the Nangarhar public health hospital where his condition is stable.

Official Report
1290Feb102012South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome4.84330331.588554

A UN staffer was assaulted by two men in SSPS uniform in his residence in Gudele West (Gurei) in Juba. The perpetrators made away with 700 SSP, five (5) mobile phones and a UN VHF hand held radio. The staff member sustained bruises on the left cheek, injury on the left shoulder and dislocated left middle finger; he was treated at UN Level II Hospital in Juba. 

Official Report
1291Feb122012South Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultUnknownPublic location8.8527

An INGO driver was clubbed to death by a gang near a NGO Compund in Maroul area of Aweil town. 

Official Report
1292Feb242012South Sudan001000100100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound4.84330331.588554

A night watchman was killed (from apparent strangulation) when a group of unknown men robbed an NGO compound in Juba.  No other staff were harmed. 

Official Report
1293Mar292012Pakistan300000210300003300ShootingAmbushRoad29.80004366.8500394

Two national staffers of a UN agency were shot dead when unidentified gunmen attacked a vehicle. Another employee of the UN agency sustained serious injuries in the attack.

Focal Point
1294Apr242012Syrian Arab Republic001000130400004103ShootingUnknownRoad33.5717536.4027

A local Red Crescnet volunteer was killed and three others woulded when their vehicle, clearly markd withthe Red Crescent emblem, was fired upon. Circumstances and perpetrators were unclear.

Official Report
1295Apr252012Afghanistan000010100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound34.3481762.19967

An INGO national staff guard was found murdered by unknown perpetrators in the INGO compound guard quarters. The killing is suspected to have been related to personal issues.

Official Report
1296Apr282012Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome37.1889768.93644

An NGO staff member was killed at his private residence by an armed intruder who he discovered in the midst of a robbery.

Official Report
1299May72012South Sudan100000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown4.933.8

A national contractor of a UN agency was shot and killed

Official Report
1300May92012Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location3.11666743.65

An INGO Project Coordinator was shot and killed while leaving a mosque after evening prayers.

Media
1301May132012Afghanistan005000005500005500KidnappingRaidProject site34.5920570.59628

Six national NGO demining staff wree abducted from a field camp.  The youngest was released a few hours later (hence not counted)

Official Report
1302May172012South Sudan000000010100001001ShootingUnknownPublic location6.79984633.126794

A national NGO staffer was shot and wounded by an SPLA soldier.

Official Report
1303May182012DR Congo100000100100001100ShootingRaidHome1.65850129.220455

A national staffer of a UN agency was shot and killed in his home in Goma by unknown assailants.

Official Report
1305May222012Afghanistan040000002200224220KidnappingAmbushRoad37.3107870.36839

Two female international staff of an INGO and two male national staff were kidnapped on the road (where they were on horseback) by anti-government forces.  Their two hired guides were also briefly held then released; an additional national staff was held but released in less than 24 hours.  UPDATE: International Security Assistance Force rescued all four kidnapped staff on 2 June 2012.

Focal Point
1306Dec132011Pakistan006000204600006600KidnappingUnknownUnknown30.58028566.9961324

Six staff of a national NGO were abducted at gun point by unknown assailants in Pishin, Baluchistan. Unconfirmed reporting suggests that the abductees have been moved to a neighbouring district in KPK or Afghanistan. The identity and motives of the abductors remains unclear, yet the details of the incident suggest it was a well planned and professionally executed operation. Due to its close proximity to current conflict zones in Afghanistan and KPK, it is likely that politically motivated groups operate in the vicinity of Pishin and are most likely involved in the abduction. 

Official Report
1307May292012Pakistan001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad30.18297166.998734

A driver of an NGO was wounded when unidentified people opened fire on the vehicle he was driving in Khuzdar District. 

Media
1308Jun112012Afghanistan001000100100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad35.553212666.2426766

A national NGO ambulance driver was killed by an IED, along with two relatives of the patient they were transporting.  The patient and one other relative were injured. 

Official Report
1309Jun172012South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionCustody4.7531

A UN staff member was detained overnight and repeatedly beaten by SPLA soldiers over an alleged land dispute.  He was released on 18 June.

Official Report
1310Jun172012Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.3395169.92041

A INGO staff member was wounded when their vehicle was fired on at a road block in a suspected roadside robbery attempt. 

Official Report
1311Jun202012Yemen000100100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad13.629146.126

A national staffer of the ICRC was killed in a government airstrike while on the road with three colleagues

Archived
1312Jun222012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown35.333333540.1499999

A Syrian Red Crescent volunteer on first aid duty was shot in the head and killed by an unknown shooter.

Media
1313Apr132012South Sudan020000001100112200KidnappingAmbushRoad9.904132.06429

2 INGO staff (1 international and 1 national) were stopped by militia who held them for roughly two weeks before they were released, in poor physical shape, in May. 

Official Report
1314Feb132011Somalia010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentRaidOffice/compound2.03333345.35

A security guard for an INGO was injured when a and grenade was lobbed into the organization's compound.

Archived
15192012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2012. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
1316Oct302011Somalia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location6.7739647.42506

An acting director of a LNGO was killed by unknown gunmen in Garsoor village near hotel Guure. Circumstances unclear.

Archived
1317Nov182011Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location6.76970947.430831

A national staff  working as protection officer with an INGO was shot and killed by unknown gunmen when leaving a local mosque after evening prayers. 

Archived
1318Nov182011Somalia010000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown9.154947.47764

A national staff working with an INGO was shot and wounded by unknown gunmen in his hotel room.   

Archived
1319Nov202011Somalia001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad0.5126542.07962

An LNGO national staffer was wounded when a convoy of Kenyan military and anti-AS militias was ambushed by AS militants on the main road between Dhoobley and Tabta in the vicinity of Hawinha. The LNGO's vehicle was in the convoy.  

Archived
1320Apr282012South Sudan310000001100334400KidnappingAmbushRoad8.92772129.788925

Three internationals and one national  working on a UN demining project were abducted by militia (dressed in SPLA uniforms) from Unity South Sudan, brought to Kahrtoum, and held until 20 May

Archived
1321Jun142012South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.84330331.588554

A UN Agency national staffer was stopped, beaten, and robbed by six armed police personnel in uniform near the Doha Fuel Station in Gudele, Four of the policemen were in black uniform and the other two were wearing the brown auxiliary police outfit. The victim was hospitalized. 

Archived
1322Jun292012Kenya000000120300447610KidnappingAmbushProject site0.115320740.3143522

Four international staff of an INGO were kidnapped, two national staff wounded, and a national staff driver killed when Somalia militants ambushed their two-car convoy driving through the Dadaab refugee camp.  The internationals were released three days later.

Official Report
1323Jul32012Philippines001000000010011100ShootingAmbushOffice/compound15.0251068120.6870474

A Dutch national working for a local NGO was shot and killed by morotrcylce riding gunment in front of his office.

Archived
1324Jul42012Afghanistan001000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site33.6897166.55116

Two national NGO vaccinators of a local NGO were approached by two armed men, who severely assaulted one of the vaccinators, leaving him with severe but non-life threatening injuries. The motive is reportedly a personal dispute between the victim and the perpetrators.

Official Report
1325Jul102012Afghanistan201000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad35.6874764.29318

Armed groups stopped two trucks carrying food aid, kidnapped the drivers and burned the vehicles. One driver was released on 10 July, following negotiations with local elders. The other driver escaped on 14 July.

Official Report
1326Jul102012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site35.33640.145

A Syrian Red Cross worker was shot and killed while on duty on an ambulance

Official Report
1327Jul112012Somalia040000011200224310KidnappingAmbushRoad6.7697247.43083

Two Kenyan aid workers and a Somali doctor working for an international NGO were kidnapped by Somali pirates, and their driver was wounded. UPDATE: After nearly two years, the three kidnapped staff were released on 5 June 2014.

Media
1329Nov232006Sri Lanka010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome7.2975481.68202

An INGO national staffer was shot dead in front of his home by armed men thought to be representatives of or associated with the Sri Lankan counter-insurgency Special Task Force 

Official Report
1330Apr12007Sri Lanka090000630900009900ShootingRaidProject site8.459492481.2309621

Six national staffers working for an INGO on a post-tsunami construction project were killed and three seriously wounded, when unknown gunmen attacked at Mailampaaveli in Batticaloa district around 7:30PM on 1 April 2007. LTTE and government forces each blamed the other side.

Official Report
1331Oct282007Sri Lanka010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome9.666980.0181

A national staffer of an INGO was killed by an unknown gunman at his home.

Official Report
1332Nov102007Sri Lanka001000100100001100Kidnap-killingRaidHome8.9833379.9

A local NGO staffer was abducted from a private home by LTTE forces and later killed.

Archived
1333Nov162007Sri Lanka010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad9.664925580.0091719

A local staffer of an INGO was ambushed and shot dead on his way home from a Temple service.

Official Report
1334Jul42012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.0003768.71346

An NGO staff member was stopped and forcibly detained by armed opposition members on his way to his home village.  He was released two days later after intervention by village elders, paying a fine, and promising to cease work for the NGO which the opposition group said was not properly "registered"

Official Report
1335Jul122012South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome4.7531

UN staff was shot dead in his house in Hai Lokwilili behind Jebel Kujur near the Ministry of Animal Resources.

Official Report
1336Jul142012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.2568

A nurse working for an NGO-run clinic was kidnapped by a dozen armed opposition members on motorcycles and held for three days.  He was interrogated to determine whether he had any government affiliation, and when it was determined he did not he was allowed to call his family and village elders for a negotiated release.

Official Report
1337Jul202012Pakistan100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown26.1345668.7696

A UN local staff member working on the polio eradication campaign was shot and killled in a targeted attack.

Archived
1338Jul292012Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad33.9952969.02274

An NGO staffer was wounded in a cross fire between the Afghan National Army and armed opposition.

Official Report
1339Aug22012Pakistan000000020200002200Aerial bombardmentRaid34.150984871.7593219

Two staffers of a local NGO were injured when unknown assailants lobbed a grenade over the wall in their newly established compound

Official Report
1340Aug42012Sudan100000110200002200ShootingAmbushRoad1131

One UN staffer was killed and one wounded when traveling in a marked UN vehicle, fired upon by two unknown assailants.

Media
1341Aug52012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.6080268.68027

A national staff member of an NGO was abducted and beaten by four armed men who knew of his NGO affiliation and demanded ransom. He was released folowing intervention from local community leaders.

Official Report
1342Jul312012Libyan Arab Jamahiriya007000000000777700KidnappingAmbushRoad32.11707620.0670036

Seven staffers of a foreign Red Cross society were kidnapped after their vehicle was ambushed in Benghazi.

Media
1343Aug92012Afghanistan001000001100001000KidnappingAmbushRoad32.3563.37333

A doctor working for a national NGO was kidnapped while traveling on public transportation.  He was released following negotiations by community leaders.

Official Report
1344Aug272012Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location1.842753944.5937239

A UN national staffer was shot and killed in Marka. The reasons behind the killing are unknown.

Media
1345Aug292012Afghanistan200000020200002101Remote control VBIEDAmbushRoad37.2044467.65944

A remote control IED detonated near an international organization's vehicle, injuring two national staff members.

Official Report
1346Sep22012Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad35.8213764.76505

An national NGO staffer was wounded by small arms fire at an illegal checkpoint

Official Report
1347Sep22012Afghanistan002000020200002000Remote control VBIEDUnknownPublic location36.767.116667

An RCIED attached to a bike detonated next to the entrance to the Department of Information and Culture, injuring 7 local civilians (including 1 IO and 1 NGO staff member)

Official Report
1348Sep62012Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome33.47037636.30053

A UN national staffer was killed, along with his son, when shells hit their home.

Official Report
1349Sep92012Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100ShootingUnknownPublic location33.513069536.3095814

A UN national staffer was shot and killed on his way to work.  It is unknown if it was a targeted attack or a stray bullet.

Official Report
1533Mar212012Syrian Arab Republic200000020200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound33.5717536.4027

Two IO contracted drivers were injured during an explosion nearby a SARC (IO Partner) warehouse.

Focal Point
1351Sep242012Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireHome34.9545570.91427

A local NGO staffer was wounded at home by a stray bullet during a clash between Afghan soldiers and armed opposition forces.

Official Report
1352Sep272012Pakistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad25.569

A national NGO staffer was stopped on the road and kidnapped.  The driver and other passenger were released shortly after the vehicle was hijacked. UPDATE: He was released 19th October 2012. 

Official Report
1353Sep302012Afghanistan003000120300003300Roadside IEDAmbushRoad32.4031464.46959

One NGO member of a demining team was killed and two wounded when a remote controlled IED detonated near their vehicle. It is unknown if they were specifically targetted.

Official Report
1354Oct92012Afghanistan001000010100001001Roadside IEDAmbushRoad34.25639570.787806

A local NGO staff member was injured when a roadside IED detonated near a taxi that two staff members were traveling in.  Reports deemed it unlikely that they were targetted, as they were traveling low-profile.

Official Report
1356Oct112012Afghanistan000000040400004400ShootingRaidOffice/compound35.32139264.811084

Four national NGO engineers (from Kabul and Ghazni) were wounded when a group of armed men stormed their guesthouse building and opened fire.

Official Report
1357Oct152012Niger006000104500116600KidnappingRaidOffice/compound14.5108336.765

Five national NGO staffers and one international (Chadian) were kidnapped from their compound by unidentified gunmen believed to be members of a militant group associated with Al Qaeda. One staffer was shot during the abduction and later died of his wounds.  The others were released a month later after being held captive in the deserts of Islamist-controlled northern Mali.  

Media
1358Oct142012Afghanistan040000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad36.2021964.864222

Four national staffers of an INGO were kidnapped while driving back from a project site. They were held until Oct 21 and interrogated by an armed opposition group, before being released unharmed.

Official Report
1359Oct142012Afghanistan004000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad34.03352760.834829

Four staff of a local NGO were abducted from their vehicle, which was being used as an ambulance, while they were providing health services to the patients. They were all released unharmed 6 days later.

Official Report
1360Oct182012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingCombat/CrossfireRoad34.50698865.535667

A national NGO driver was abducted from his vehicle and held for two days after gunmen failed to identify a targeted staff member for the kidnapping.

Official Report
1361Nov22012South Sudan010000100100001100Kidnap-killingRaidHome6.21755433.438353

A national staffer of an INGO was kidnapped by a group of armed rebels from his home and was later killed.

Media
1362Nov82012Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad34.32806970.165275

An NGO staff member was shot and killed after his private taxi was stopped by an armed group  and he was singled out among passengers.  The group reportedly accused him of being an agent of the Afghan and American governments before killing him.

Official Report
1363Nov102012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.2608770.77672

An NGO national staffer was kidnapped after an armed group ambushed the taxi he was traveling in.

Official Report
1364Nov172012Afghanistan004000040400004400Landmine UnknownProject site30.1226862.267082

Four deminers from an NGO were injured by an IED or UXO detonation.  It is unknown if there was targeting involved or if it was accidental.

Official Report
1365Nov182012Pakistan010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound33.99422571.496985

The security guard for an INGO was injured when their compound came under a rocket attack from an unknown source.  The intended target was the nearby American Club

Media
1366Nov212012Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingUnknownProject site34.11817170.75253

Three NGO national deminers were abducted when doing an assessmnent.  They were released on 22 November after intervention from local elders.

Official Report
1367Nov232012Afghanistan005000050500005005Suicide VBIEDRaidOffice/compound34.36059868.841584

Five NGO staff and several others were wounded when a small truck rigged with explosives was detonated near government facilities and two NGO compounds.  The intended target was reportedly the government facilities and not the aid workers specifically.

Official Report
1368Dec42012Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.18694466.297222

A local staffer employed by the UN on a vaccination team was struck by crossfire between government/international forces and armed opposition while traveling on foot, and later died of his injuries.

Official Report
1369Dec52012Afghanistan030000002200113300KidnappingUnknownRoad34.47841869.76002

Three INGO staff (an international doctor, a national doctor, and a national staffer) were ambushed and kidnapped while travelling north on a secondary road towards Surobi town. They were held until 8 December, when negotiations led to the release of the 2 local staff, and an IMF operation forcibly rescued the foreign doctor.  

Official Report
1370Dec52012Somalia100000001100001100KidnappingRaidHome3.11666743.65

A UN aid worker was kidnapped from his home by gunmen in Baidoa.

Media
1371Dec112012Afghanistan050000005500005500KidnappingRaidHome35.56460164.431892

Five INGO national staff members (one driver and four engineers) were kidnapped from the house of a local elder.  Released unharmed 18 December. 

Official Report
1372Dec122012Afghanistan002000020200002100Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site34.45338670.484802

Two staff members of an NGO health facility were assaulted by a group of men with sticks and required hospitalization. The assault followed a patients complaints of slow service.  The patient returned later with the mob, forcing their way in.

Official Report
1373Dec2012Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad35.4620863.46962

A national staff doctor working for an INGO running health programs was shot and killed while driving home on his motorbike by two assassins, also on motorbikes.  The staff member had been threatened in the past, as he and his brother, a local religious leader, had been vocal in their opposition to armed militants in the area.

Official Report
1374Dec192012Somalia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location2.03226445.267468

A staffer of a national NGO was shot and killed by two armed men as he was leaving a parking lot. The killing was reportedly linked to the victims' decision to host a sister who had left her husband (a member of the AS movement).

Media
1375Dec102012Pakistan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site24.86055167.009926

A vaccinator working for a UN-supported polio vaccination team was shot and killed.

Media
1376Dec112012Pakistan400000400400004040ShootingIndividual attackPublic location24.86055167.009926

Four female polio vaccinators working for UN-supported polio vaccination program were shot and killed by men on motorcycles

Media
1377Dec112012Pakistan100000100100001010ShootingIndividual attack34.012384671.5787458

One of two sisters working on a UN-supported polio vaccination team was shot and killed by men on motorcycles.  The other vaccinator was uninjured

Archived
1378Dec122012Pakistan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site34.012384671.5787458

A polio vaccinator was shot outside a house as he went on his rounds 

Media
1379Dec122012Pakistan100000100100001010ShootingAmbushRoad34.150984871.7593219

Another polio vaccinator was shot and killed in her car.

Media
1380Jan12013Pakistan007000700700007160ShootingAmbushRoad34.04756972.403637

Seven national NGO staff, six females and one male, were shot and killed by gunmen on motorcyles who ambushed their vehicle.  The workers were involved with a community health and education center that provided immunizations, among other services.

Official Report
1381Jan52013Pakistan002000200200002200ShootingIndividual attackPublic location34.19024271.76248

Two local NGO staff (one programme coordinator and a driver) were shot and killed in a bazaar.  Investigation is ongoing, but the NGO has termed the violence work related.

Archived
1382Jan72013Afghanistan040000004400004103KidnappingAmbushRoad35.69342665.165404

Four national staff members of an INGO (three community trainers and one driver) were abducted while travelling through the Jarqala area. All released by 23rd January after negotiations, but threatened with assassination if the continue to work for aid organisations in the area.

Official Report
1383Jan112013Pakistan001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackPublic location34.01259772.032854

An NGO nurse was shot and killed on her way to work, having received prior death threats.

Official Report
1384Jan132013Afghanistan001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown32.26717265.050769

A national staff member working for an NGO demining agency was shot and killed by a group of armed men during a kidnapping attempt.

Official Report
1385Jan142013Afghanistan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location34.48873869.13724

A national staffer of a UN agency was stabbed in a violent robbery by three assailants.

Official Report
1386Jan162013Afghanistan002000020200002000Suicide VBIEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.52589669.17015

Two NGO employees were injured by a vehicle-borne IED detonated by the driver in a suicide attack on an NDS facility. A total of 27 civilians were injured in the blast, including the aid workers.

Official Report
1387Jan232013Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad35.09217265.166145

An international doctor was kidnapped when his NGO vehicle was ambushed.  The motive was to have him treat sick relatives, and he was later released by the perpetrators 

Official Report
1388Jan62013Afghanistan001000100100001001Body-borne IEDRaidPublic location31.004866.397653

One national NGO staff member was killed , along with six others, when two suicide bombers detonated their body-borne IEDs after shooting their way inside district council building

Official Report
1389Jan82013Jordan550000010010000010505Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site32.29429236.322186

Five INGO aid workers and five UN-contracted guards were injured when a refugee mob attacked, presumably because of frustrations triggered by recent flooding in the camp.

Media
1390Jan272013Afghanistan010000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.54269469.165394

An international INGO staffer was kidnapped as the unmarked vehicle he was riding in was ambushed by four armed men. UPDATE: The NGO employee has been released from captivity in good health. 

Official Report
1391Jan312013Pakistan002000200200002002Roadside IEDAmbushRoad33.8994970.101691

Two aid workers on polio vaccination team were killed when their car ran over a roadside IED

Official Report
1392Jan312013Pakistan004000004400004400KidnappingAmbushRoad24.8680366.918385

Four national NGO workers of a local NGO, including the driver, were abducted in Maripur, Karachi on their way to distribute medicines and other aid. UPDATE: All four were released.

Official Report
1393Feb42013Afghanistan001000100100001001Roadside IEDAmbushRoad32.86209366.067575

A national NGO staffer was killed when the NGO vehicle hit a roadside IED

Official Report
1394Feb82013Nigeria009000900900009153ShootingRaidProject site12.0003648.513792

Eight polio vaccinators working on a UN agency-sponsored immunization campaign were shot and killed when gunmen stormed two clinics. 

Archived
1396Feb132013Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad34.78622770.47759

A national NGO ambulance driver was hit and seriously wounded by small arms fire during an attack by opposition forces on an Afghan Army convoy

Official Report
1397Mar12013Afghanistan003000030300003300Roadside IEDAmbushRoad34.50817269.826566

Three national NGO staffers were wounded when their vehicle detonated an IED.Unclear if it had recently bee planted or if the NGO was specifically targeted

Official Report
1399Mar102013South Sudan020000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad8.59532429.992201

An INGO national staff member and driver were ambushed and shot by armed robbers while riding in a humanitarian relief convoy.

Official Report
1400Mar132013Syrian Arab Republic000001100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.45678436.244222

An EU humanitarian officer was killed in a rocket attack in Deraya, a suburb of Damascus

Media
1401Mar132013Pakistan001000100100001010ShootingAmbushRoad24.94924766.966768

A well-known female aid worker was shot and killed by four armed motorcyclists  after leaving her office.

Media
1402Mar152013South Sudan200000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.45622632.426302

A UN-contracted driver and assistant were ambushed and severely wounded by armed robbers.

Official Report
1403Mar212013Pakistan002000200200002020Remote control VBIEDRaidProject site33.91919471.80859

Two local NGO workers were killed, along with at least 10 IDPs, when a remote controlled car bomb exploded on a road inside the camp.

Official Report
1404Mar232013Afghanistan000001000000111100KidnappingIndividual attackUnknown37.10070270.556226

A German expatriate worker was abducted by an armed opposition group while out for a walk. He was released unharmed a day later due to negotiations with local networks.

Official Report
1405Mar242013Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.77199868.369368

A local NGO staffer, working as a National Solidarity Program (government-led aid and reconstruction) facilitator, was ambushed, kidnapped and beaten by an armed opposition group.  Released after local community members appealed intervened.

Official Report
1407Mar302013South Sudan001000010100001001ShootingRaidOffice/compound10.09965233.337104

An employee of a commercial company contracted by the UN was shot and wounded when a group of twenty armed, masked men raided their organization's compound. The unknown perpretrators left without stealing anything after the incident.

Official Report
1408Apr82013South Sudan100000100100001010UnknownUnknownHome4.8491431.510543

A UN agency worker was killed by her husband in a domestic dispute.

Official Report
1409Apr62013Afghanistan000001000010011010Suicide VBIEDAmbushRoad32.10510966.914374

A US Government representative, delivering in-kind aid for a reconstruction project, was killed when a suicide bomber detonated the vehicle-borne explosive near her convoy on the road.

Media
1411Apr142013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound36.21569837.159321

 A national Red Crescent worker was killed when a mortar hit the warehouse he was guarding.

Official Report
1412Apr162013Afghanistan004000220400004400ShootingAmbushRoad36.82277366.05806

Two Afghan Red Crescent Society staff members were killed and two wounded when unknown men opened fire on their vehicle on the road. UPDATE: After the attack on the ARCS staff, the group suspended its work in the area.

Official Report
1444May112013Afghanistan300000300300003300Roadside IEDAmbushRoad31.63480867.247748

Three national staff members were killed when an IED struck the vehicle of an IO-contracted implementing partner for a demining program. Initial assessment indicates that this was likely an IED detonation, but the possibility remains that it was an Explosive Remnant of War.

Official Report
1414Apr212013Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location34.4305870.448037

A national NGO staffer was shot and seriously injured by armed men on a motorcycle, while walking to work.

Official Report
1415Apr212013South Sudan500000220410015500ShootingAmbushRoad4.68938531.703351

Two UN-contracted employees (driver and assistant) were shot and killed when their convoy was ambushed by two armed men after delivering food to the UN Agency warehouse in Juba; their cash, phones, and other belongings were stolen.  Simultaneously, another convoy was approaching from the opposite direction, and another UN-contracted driver was shot and killed and his two assistants injured. 

Focal Point
1416Apr222013Afghanistan000000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.97489863.728285

During an ambush, an NGO national staffer was singled out among colleagues (as team leader) and kidnapped by armed men who also burned the vehicle.  He was later released unharmed as a result of intervention and negotiations by local elders.

Official Report
1417Apr222013Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.27514669.880273

An NGO national staff member went missing whilst travelling along the Hisarak – Azra road, and presumed kidnapped. UPDATE: The aid worker was released unharmed on 18 May.

Official Report
1418Apr222013Afghanistan00100000010100000101000KidnappingUnknownUnknown31.49628265.000801

Ten national staff members from a community-based demining program of an international partner (private company) were abducted by armed men. They were released four days later after mediation by local elders

Official Report
1419Apr232013Afghanistan030000002200113003KidnappingAmbushRoad34.65979161.107952

Three INGO staff, one international and two national, were kidnapped by a local armed opposition group, later released unharmed following negotiations by community elders.

Official Report
1420Apr282013Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome32.91392666.001905

A guard working for an international organization was shot and killed outside his home. The attack was deemed to be stemming from a personal grievance and not related to his organizational affiliation.

Official Report
1422May42013South Sudan200000110200002200ShootingAmbushRoad5.18774931.781709

One UN national contractor was killed and another wounded in a shooting when their vehicle was ambushed on the Bor-Juba road.

Archived
1423May42013DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location-1.18362329.448832

One INGO staffer was shot dead by unknown gunmen.

Official Report
1424May92013Afghanistan00110000011110000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.0806770.665404

Eleven national staff of a demining NGO were kidnapped in an ambush by an armed opposition group. UPDATE: All 11 were released unharmed on 31 May, following the intervention of community elders.

Official Report
1425May92013Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound34.54442769.159857

One staff member of a demining agency was shot and killed by a co-worker, a security guard, inside the agency's compound as a result of a personal dispute.

Official Report
1426May102013Kenya010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location0.11019740.314053

One INGO staff member was shot as a collateral victim to an attack on a Kenya Police Reservist.  He is in stable condition. 

Official Report
1427May112013South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushPublic location4.84985631.59948

One INGO staff member was car-jacked and beaten; his car and other valuables on his person were stolen.

Official Report
1429May132013Yemen000300001100223300KidnappingAmbushRoad13.22075445.305945

Three ICRC staff members were abducted while traveling by car by in the Southern Province of Abyan. They were released unharmed two days later.

Media
1430May212013Kenya001000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound0.5060535.269086

One security guard was killed when a group of men armed with blades forced entry to the office of an NGO, which they then robbed.

Official Report
1431May222013Syrian Arab Republic010000000010011100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.9332236.634538

An Indian national working with a British NGO was killed in a refugee hospital in Idlib Province during an air strike. 

Media
1432May232013South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome6.81083929.675678

One UN staff member was shot in his home by an unknown gunman during the night.  He was hospitalized and received emergency surgery, but later passed away.

Official Report
1434May252013Afghanistan002000000000222200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.94937368.516697

Two staff members of a demining NGO were kidnapped at an illegal checkpoint on the Kabul-Bamyan highway.

Official Report
1435May272013Afghanistan010000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackPublic location36.14229865.35696

One INGO staff member, who also served as headmaster of a local boys’ school, was killed by an armed opposition group near his home after arranging a meeting with the group. There are indications this killling was not related to his affiliation with an INGO.

Official Report
1436Mar112013Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingRaidHome32.3923364.490984

Three deminers were kidnapped from the home of a non-NGO-affiliated civilian at gunpoint. UPDATE: All three aid workers were safely released two months later on 11 May.

Official Report
1437Mar312013Afghanistan001000100100001100Vehicle-born IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location32.0707564.838216

An NGO national staff member, a male nurse, was killed in an IED detonation in a bazaar whilst en route to the Poza Community Health Clinic.

Official Report
1438Apr52013Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome35.32029964.811138

Armed individuals shot and killed an INGO staff member in front of his residence due to a family dispute.

Official Report
1440Jun32013Afghanistan010000010100001100Remote control VBIEDAmbushRoad35.22119271.049777

An INGO translator was injured as his vehicle struck an IED; this is likely connected to a tribal dispute.

Official Report
1441Jun32013Afghanistan030000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad33.60788962.226317

Five national staff members of a demining INGO and a tribal elder were kidnapped while in transit, with the elder and two of the aid workers released soon after. UPDATE: All three staff members were released unharmed approximately three days after abduction. 

Official Report
1442Jun102013Afghanistan003000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad34.27456663.11168

Three national NGO staff members were kidnapped while in transit. UPDATE: 18 June all the three abductees were released unharmed in Seyah Sang area of Pashtun Zarghun, following the negotiations held by the community elders. 

Official Report
1443Jun152013Afghanistan001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackHome37.41266366.047083

One NGO staff member involved in the polio campaign was shot and killed outside of her residence. The motive behind the attack is yet to be determined. UPDATE: It is believed to have resulted from a dispute rather than being related to the victim’s NGO affiliation.

Official Report
1445May252013Kenya001000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown0.35109640.872108

One Kenyan Red Cross official was killed during clashes between Al Shabaab and the Administrative Police.  

Official Report
1446Jun192013Somalia1300000550103003131210Complex attackRaidOffice/compound2.04355745.314087

One UN staffer, 3 UN contractors, and 4 guards were killed during a complex attack, when a VBIED rammed the UN's external gate and was simultaneously detonated. Seven assailants entered the compound on foot, tossing hand grenades in the process.  Another UN staffer and 4 other guards were also injured.  

Official Report
1447Jun52013Kenya001000100100001010UnknownIndividual attackRoad0.12756734.278379

An aid agency worker was killed and dumped in a bush in Rarieda, Siaya County. Police stated that an investigation has been launched. UPDATE: She was on her way to buy a plot of land, and this was assessed as a criminal matter, unrelated to her status as an aid worker.

Media
1449Jun222013South Sudan010000000010011100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.4005731.162043

One INGO official was stabbed to death while en route by car between Juba and Yei.

Media
1450Jun32013Afghanistan100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site31.49044665.415074

A national staff deminer, working for a private company contracted on behalf of an International Organisation, was killed in a targeted IMF airstrike. The company has suspended operations in the area until further notice.

Official Report
1451Jun62013Pakistan002000110200002020ShootingIndividual attackProject site34.01116371.568895

One polio vaccinator was killed and another injured when they were attacked by two gunmen on a motorcycle.  The UN agency running the vaccination campaign in Peshawar temporarily suspended operations as a result.

Official Report
1452May2013Pakistan001000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown24.86055167.009926

One senior NGO worker associated with education projects was gunned down. This is the second killing of a staffer from this NGO.

Official Report
1454May152013Syrian Arab Republic030000000000333300KidnappingUnknownProject site36.21222836.519075

Three German aid workers were kidnapped in the town of Harem near the northern border with Turkey. UPDATE: Two of three escaped on 3 July 2013.  The third also escaped his kidnappers on 4 September 2013.

Media
1455Jun302013Afghanistan002000110200002200Roadside IEDAmbushRoad32.41852264.472354

One staff member of a demining NGO was killed and another injured when an IED detonated against their motorcycle.

Official Report
1458Jul32013Afghanistan003000003300003210KidnappingRaidProject site34.04267862.169768

Two NGO national staff members and a hired driver were conducting a road mission when they were abducted by unknown armed men. UPDATE: All three were released from captivity, with the assistance of community elders on 12 July 2013.

Official Report
1459Jul42013Sudan030000210300003003Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound12.04976724.883365

Two INGO national workers were killed and one was in critical condition after a grenade exploded in their office during fighting in Nyala between Government troops and rebels. 

Official Report
1460Jun262013Afghanistan001000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad34.34048962.199587

One national staff member of an NGO was hospitalized after two men, armed with a knife and sticks, attacked while he was on his motorbike, en route to work in Herat City. This incident is not related to the staff member’s employment with an NGO.

Official Report
1462Apr262012Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001000ShootingAmbushRoad33.513069536.3095814

A national staff was shot and killed while traveling in a car at night by unknown assailants.

Focal Point
1463Sep262012Pakistan001000010100001010ShootingAmbushRoad29.80004366.8500394

One national staff member was injured when shot while traveling with a colleague to Quetta.

Official Report
1464Jan282012Kenya100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad0.04682140.310412

One IO paramedic was injured when the ambulance he was traveling in was attacked by men in civilian clothes, including one armed with a pistol. When the ambulance refused to stop for the men, they opened fire, injuring the staff member.

Official Report
1465May102012Kenya010000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location0.04682140.310412

One INGO staff member was wounded when hit by a stray bullet when two people shot a Kenya Police Reservist (KPR) at close range at Wamo bus stage.

Official Report
1466Mar32012Kenya001000100100001001ShootingCombat/Crossfire