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.

IDMonthDayYearCountryUNsort iconINGOLNGO and NRCSICRCIFRCOtherNationals killedNationals woundedNationals kidnappedTotal national staffInternationals killedInternationals woundedInternationals kidnappedTotal international staffTotal victimsGender MaleGender FemaleGender UnknownMeans of attackAttack contextLocationLatitudeLongitudeDetailsSource
2752003000100000001011001UnknownUnknownUnknown

1 ICRC international staff wounded.

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1652001000400020202024004UnknownUnknownUnknown

2 ICRC international staff wounded, 2 national staff wounded sometime during year.

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1362000000400030301014004UnknownUnknownUnknown

1 ICRC international and 3 national staff wounded.

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941999000200010101012002UnknownUnknownUnknown

1 ICRC international staff wounded and 1 national wounded sometime during year.

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611998000600320510016000UnknownRaidUnknown

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

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351997000200100101012002UnknownUnknownUnknown

1 ICRC international staff wounded and 1 natl staff killed, sometime in 1997

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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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56Sep1998Kosovo000400120301014103Landmine AmbushRoad42.5623196520.9060579

1 ICRC male national staff killed and 3 ICRC (1 international New Zealand, 2 nationals) staff wounded when ICRC car hit landmine.

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55Aug1998Kosovo003000300300003003UnknownIndividual attackRoad42.5623196520.9060579

3 NGO national staff killed while delivering INGO parcels.

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214Jan2003Kashmir010000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown34.375277973.4730602

1 INGO national staff killed.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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144Apr182001Chechnya020000110200002200ShootingAmbushRoad64.686313697.7453061

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

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137Jan92001Chechnya020000000001122200KidnappingAmbushRoad43.397614745.6985005

1 INGO international staff kidnapped, Jan 9 and released Feb 4. 1 INGO international staff of another organization wounded when the kidnappers fired on convoy.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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1068Nov12010Afghanistan200000020200002200UnknownAmbushRoad34.7592168.04579

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

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1063Oct162010Afghanistan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown34.0003768.71346

A driver of a contracted truck was killed in an ambush

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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.

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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.

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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.

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951Apr82009Afghanistan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 UN national staff contracted driver killed.

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950Apr62009Afghanistan100000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown34.8429569.15188

1 UN national staff contracted driver killed.

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948Jun182009Afghanistan100000010100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown34.9474168.51234

1 UN national staff injured during an IED attack.

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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.

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921Sep182009Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 INGO national staff killed- no additional details provided.

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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
913Mar262010Afghanistan040000120301014202ShootingIndividual attackProject site33.3395169.92041

1 INGO national staff killed, 2 INGO national staff injured and 1 INGO international (German) staff injured when a gunman attacked a group of aid workers inspecting a high school under renovation in eastern Afghanistan. 3 Afghan police also injured (not included).

Media
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.

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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
884Oct282009Afghanistan120000000003901212129UnknownRaidOffice/compound34.519705869.1624302

3 UN international (1 Filippino, 1 Liberian, 1 Ethiopian) staff killed and 9 UN international staff wounded in a Taliban suicide bomber attack on a guest house in Kabul.

Official Report
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.

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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.

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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.

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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
769Jan42008Afghanistan010000000001011001UnknownUnknownPublic location33.9391167.709953

1 INGO international staff wounded in Afghanistan hotel bombing.

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.

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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.

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747Sep162008Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownAmbushRoad3267.25

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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).

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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.

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740Apr282008Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown36.758125666.8980826

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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735Nov182007Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown36.73477270.811995

1 INGO national staff killed when an INGO vehicle with 6 occupants was ambushed.

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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.

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732Sep62007Afghanistan001000100100001001UnknownRaidHome31.625733465.7145053

1 NGO national staff killed when two armed men entered the victim's home.

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731Jun192007Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown34.22038970.3800314

1 NGO national staff shot and killed by an armed group.

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730Jun112007Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackHome36.73477270.811995

1 INGO national staff killed at their residence

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729Feb172007Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackHome35.926178464.6237758

1 INGO national staff killed at home in a target killing.

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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.

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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

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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
699Aug242008Afghanistan040000030301014004Remote control VBIEDAmbushRoad33.9391167.709953

4 INGO staff (3 national, 1 intl) were badly shaken and suffered injuries incl whiplash, hearing loss when a two car INGO convoy was attacked by an RCIED.

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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.

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683Sep232008Afghanistan010000000001011100ShootingIndividual attackRoad36.717556668.8672916

1 INGO international staff shot and wounded by an Afghan police officer claiming to have mistaken the victim for a suicide bomber as he approached a road block on foot.

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681Jan22009Afghanistan120000000000333003KidnappingUnknownUnknown30.562

2 INGO international staff and 1 UN international staff kidnapped: AOG abducted 6 persons

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667Apr112008Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.989712168.8733495

2 INGO national staff (doctor and a driver) were kidnapped while travelling between Kabul and Kunduz.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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638Sep162008Afghanistan010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown3469.25

1 INGO international (Bangladeshi) staff abducted by unknown gunmen in Afghanistan.

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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.

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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.

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591Jan142008Afghanistan000001000010011100UnknownUnknownPublic location34.519705869.1624302

1 donor agency international staff killed in Taliban bombing of Serena Hotel.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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

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560Jul182007Afghanistan020000200200002200ShootingAmbushRoad3469.25

2 INGO national staff were shot and killed in an attack in Logar Province southeast of the capital Kabul by unidentified gunmen.

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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
550Jun172007Afghanistan020000000002022002UnknownCombat/CrossfireRoad34.519705869.1624302

2 INGO international (Japanese) staff wounded passing through traffic circle in Kabul when Taliban bombed a police academy bus at Kabul

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Focal Point
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.

Official Report
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.

Archived
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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393Sep2005Afghanistan020000100101012101UnknownAmbushRoad34.989712168.8733495

1 INGO international staff wounded and 1 national staff killed when ambushed on motorbike in Parwan.

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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.

Focal Point
374Jun42005Afghanistan001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown32.62776165.901625

1 NGO national staff killed in Uruzgan, June 4.

Official Report
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.

Official Report
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.

Focal Point
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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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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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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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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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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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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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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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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.

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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. 

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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.   

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1164Sep282011Afghanistan100000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown34.4140670.30942

An unknown assailant shot and killed a local UN staff member

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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
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. 

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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 

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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
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
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
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
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
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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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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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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1249May42011Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.544896868.4132108

An INGO ambulance driver was abducted by Taliban, released unharmed six days later.

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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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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.

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1269Dec302011Afghanistan010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome35.926178464.6237758

An INGO national staff member was stabbed by her husband (also a staff member) and wounded.

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1273Jun232011Afghanistan100000010100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown36.767.116667

 A national staffer of a UN agency was injured in an armed attack.

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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.  

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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
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
1298May22012Afghanistan020000000011022200ShootingRaidOffice/compound34.5195265.25094

An INGO international staff membre was killed in his room and another wounded when a group of four armed men raided the INGO compound.  Internationals were clearly targeted.

Official Report
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
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.

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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
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
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
1328Jul122012Afghanistan030000010102023003Aerial bombardmentRaidOffice/compound38.443570.80413

An unknown group lobbed a grenade into an INGO compound, induring three: 2 international and 1national staff.  Suspected motive was intimidation, but details are unknown.

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
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
1338Jul292012Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad33.9952969.02274

An NGO staffer was wounded in a cross fire between the Afghan National Army and armed opposition.

Official Report
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
1393Feb42013Afghanistan001000100100001001Roadside IEDAmbushRoad32.86209366.067575

A national NGO staffer was killed when the NGO vehicle hit a roadside IED

Official Report
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
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
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
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
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
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
1428May132013Afghanistan020000000001011100ShootingAmbushRoad36.32027167.483171

Two INGO staff members were affected when an Afghan civilian was allegedly targeted in an ambush on the vehicle they were all in. 

Official Report
1433May242013Afghanistan400000000013044013Complex attackRaidOffice/compound34.52758169.16714

An IO building in Kabul was attacked with a car bomb, rocket-propelled grenades and armed gunmen, resulting in the death of one staff member and injuries to three more staff. Foreign staff seemed to have been specifically targeted.

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
1439May292013Afghanistan000400120301014004Body-borne IEDRaidOffice/compound34.43024770.448678

Two suicide bombers detonated explosives at the International Committee of the Red Cross compound, killing one security guard and injuring three staff members. Following the attack, the ICRC closed their sub delegation in Jalalabad and temporarily stopped all staff movements in the country.

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
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
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
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
1470Jun92013Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.31884968.854718

One NGO doctor was abducted on his way back to Maidan Shahr from Nirkh after passing an ANP check post. He was beaten unconscious while in their captivity, demanded he provide them with weaponry and ammunition, accused him of being a spy, and he was released later in the day after intervention by locals.

Official Report
1471Jul72013Afghanistan020000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad35.91022268.290924

1 INGO staff member and his driver were stopped by five armed men and subsequently robbed and beaten.

Official Report
1472Jul132013Afghanistan002000002200002002KidnappingIndividual attackProject site31.18778862.089746

Two NGO national staff members, visiting the Awar area to supervise a vaccination project, were abducted by unknown armed gunmen. UPDATE: They were release 3 days later, following negotiations with the help of local elders from the beneficiary community.

Official Report
1473Jul132013Afghanistan001000100100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad32.37597964.465167

One staff member from a demining NGO was killed in transit by a roadside IED.

Official Report
1475Jul172013Afghanistan010000010100001001Remote control VBIEDAmbushRoad37.18234168.913042

One national staff member of an INGO was injured and required a leg amputation when an IED attached to a bicycle detonated against the ANP vehicle in which he/she was traveling.

Official Report
1480Feb132012Afghanistan001000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad31.34132263.993456

One national staff member, participating in a teacher training program, was killed by the Taliban while traveling to his home from Grishk-bazaar.

Focal Point
1484Apr142012Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingAmbush31.625733465.7145053

One national staff driver was attacked while in transit - as he ran to a checkpoint he was shot in the leg.

Focal Point
1485Jun162012Afghanistan001000010100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad31.49044665.415074

One local subcontractor was wounded (and 2 local villagers killed) in a roadside IED blast. 

Focal Point
1486Jun232012Afghanistan010000010100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad32.2319965.90224

One national staff member was driving home from private party when he struck RIED - his left leg was amputated. 

Focal Point
1487Aug112012Afghanistan040000040400004400Complex attackAmbushRoad33.603534169.22790791

Four local guards were injured by bullets and shrapnel from IEDs/RPGs when their convoy was ambushed.

Focal Point
1488Aug222012Afghanistan020000001101012200ShootingAmbushProject site33.603534169.22790791

One local guard was kidnapped and one international guard was injured when a subcontractor's worksite was attacked. 

Focal Point
1489Jun222012Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad33.603534169.22790791

Two subcontractor's drivers were kidnapped and their truck set on fire.

Focal Point
1492Nov222012Afghanistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad34.57218469.131775

One INGO security guard was physically assaulted and briefly unconscious during a robbery while on his way to the office.

Focal Point
1496Mar132012Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingRaidHome33.3395169.92041

One field officer from a demining NGO was wounded when unidentified gunmen attack his house. 

Official Report
1529Oct152012Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackPublic location32.5215467.41315

One LNGO staff member was attacked and killed by unknown gunmen in Shahjoy Bazaar area of Qalat Province.

Focal Point
1531Oct222012Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.37747463.164658

Four drivers of commercial trucks carrying INGO food items were abducted by AOG while on the road; two managed to get free a few hours later, and the remaining two were released the following evening. 

Official Report
1534Apr292013Afghanistan010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault RaidOffice/compound34.55104769.163852

One female INGO staff member was sexually assaulted and subsequently hospitalized after five masked men broke into the NGO guesthoust and robbed the residents.  Three other staff members were present, but seem to have been unhurt.

Official Report
1537Jul312013Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.03848966.721209

One INGO staff member was killed when the car he was traveling in was stopped by AOG at an illegal checkpoint.  Four others were in the car (not staff members); three of them were also killed but one was released to report the incident.  There is no indication that the incident was related to his work. 

Official Report
1545Jun192012Afghanistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown33.9391167.709953

One national male doctor was beaten by unknown armed insurgents over a personal matter.

Focal Point
1550Jul102012Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad31.34132263.993456

Male national staff was kidnapped while traveling on road during vaccination campaign. He had previously been warned to stop working. He was held for a few days and released unharmed. 

Focal Point
1552Jul202013Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad33.81394568.94788

One driver of an INGO ambulance was seriously injured when struck with small arms fire while in the crossfire between ANSF and AOG fighters.

Official Report
1554Aug92013Afghanistan001000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome34.91721170.764156

One NGO staff member was injured when an ANA fired mortar shell landed in a residential area.

Official Report
1556Aug152013Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad34.27752862.614173

One off-duty NGO national staff member was killed while acting as a bodyguard to a local powerbroker when they were ambushed while in transit.  This is likely related to a family and/or tribal dispute. 

Official Report
1559Aug182013Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound36.98338267.047065

A guard of an NGO-run clinic was shot and wounded when three armed men tried to gain access to the clinic and were refused. 

Official Report
1561Aug202013Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad33.81465968.947602

One INGO ambulance driver was wounded with small arms fire when passing through an clash between AOG and ANSF.

Official Report
1562Aug222013Afghanistan100000100100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad32.31841463.216539

One assistant driver of an IO-contracted food delivery truck was killed when a roadside IED exploded against his truck. 

Official Report
1563Aug222013Afghanistan020000000000222002KidnappingIndividual attackUnknown34.81643567.816707

Two international aid workers were kidnapped and safely released three days later.  Security officials said it was probably the work of hostage takers since the area is not a stronghold of the insurgency.

Official Report
1564Aug252013Afghanistan050000500500005500Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad35.20433361.607134

Five national staff members of an INGO were kidnapped while traveling in a taxi returning to their field office. All five were later killed.  This was not a targeted incident.  

Official Report
1565Aug262013Afghanistan001000010100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site34.78795970.478834

One NGO staff member was injured when a stray mortar struck a school where s/he was delivering a training.

Official Report
1569Aug312013Afghanistan100000010100001100Body-borne IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.61026965.701536

A national staff driver was wounded when a body-borne IED was detonated. The attack was aimed at Afghanistan National Police.

Official Report
1571Sep52013Afghanistan005000005500005500KidnappingAmbushRoad35.42368965.975326

Three male NGO national staff members and two drivers - affiliated with an NSP project - were kidnapped and released three days later on September 8th following negotiations by the local community, elders and community representatives to help secure their release.

Official Report
1575Sep82013Afghanistan002000020200002002Complex attackCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound34.36106668.851885

Two NGO staff members were hospitalized as a result of an AOG-initiated bomb blast accompanying a complex attack close to the NGO office. The NGO office was not the target of the attack.

Official Report
1577Sep142013Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.47669761.410496

Two national staff members of a demining INGO were kidnapped by AOG while traveling from Islam Qala toward Herat. They were released the following day.

Official Report
1582Sep232013Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad32.88481961.140623

One NGO ambulance driver was kidnapped by AOG at an illegal checkpoint. The driver was released unharmed in the Islam Abad area of Khaki Safed District unharmed, following the intervention of local elders. 

Official Report
1584Oct12013Afghanistan004000004400004400ShootingAmbushRoad32.6405265.570947

Four locally-employed workers (three labourers and a driver) who were subcontracted by a Community Development Council for an NGO-implemented NSP programme were killed after being intercepted by AOG while en route to a stone quarry. 

Official Report
1589Oct72013Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad33.58069269.221584

Three national NGO staff members (driver and two engineers) were ambushed and kidnapped. A third engineer was present but managed to escape. 

Official Report
1592Oct122013Afghanistan001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.10558170.51334

An off-duty NGO staff member, along with seven other civilians, was killed when the bazaar was struck by a rocket launched by an armed opposition group.  Nine other civilians were injured.

Official Report
1593Oct132013Afghanistan001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown34.80157271.216105

A community health worker, who seemed to have ties to Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) fighters, was abducted by members of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).  He was abducted with at least three IEA fighters, who were able to escape, but the community health worker was recaptured and killed.  He was beaten to death with sticks. 

Official Report
1594Oct222013Afghanistan002000020200002002ShootingAmbushRoad34.00247362.224309

Two local NGO workers were shot and wounded when the bus they were traveling on was fired at by armed men attempting an ambush at an illegal checkpoint. The bus kept driving and victims received medical treatment.

Official Report
1599Nov112013Afghanistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown32.68984562.732388

One national staff member working for an INGO implementing partner was abducted by five unknown armed men.  The individual was released two days later on November 13 after a local elder mediated. 

Official Report
1600Nov192013Afghanistan003000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.09253870.469295

Three national staff members of a UN implementing partner were abducted by an unknown armed group.  They were released the next day with the help of tribal elders. 

Official Report
1601Nov62013Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown32.92702766.142532

An off-duty NGO staff member was shot and killed by two unknown gunmen.   

Official Report
1603Nov242013Afghanistan002000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.91076365.028694

Two local NGO staff members were abducted by unknown individuals.

Official Report
1604Nov222013Afghanistan002000020200002110UnknownAmbushRoad36.72786568.867998

One female and one male NGO staff member were injured when their NGO vehicle was attacked by anti-government forces.  Three other NGO staff were on board, and they were rescued by Afghan Local Police after an attempted kidnapping. 

Official Report
1609Nov262013Afghanistan003000300300003003BombingIndividual attackProject site32.62776165.901625

Three aid workers involved in a village-level development project were killed by a remote-controlled bomb.  

Media
1610Nov272013Afghanistan070000610700007700ShootingAmbushRoad35.88198964.686842

Six Afghan staff of an INGO were killed and one was wounded when they were attacked by insurgents, who opened fire on them. The aid workers, who were working on different projects, may have been deliberately singled out for attack.

Official Report
1611Nov182013Afghanistan001000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location34.50166569.157429

Two international NGO staff members, while walking on the hillside above Babur Gardens, were approached by three young men who stole their phones and wallets.  The perpetrators beat the male staff member when he tried to retrieve their phones.  He sustained injuries and received medical treatment. 

Official Report
1612Dec12013Afghanistan030000003300003300KidnappingUnknownProject site35.07190262.875252

Two INGO staff and their driver, while distributing food at a school, were abducted by anti-government extremists. (A third INGO staff member was present but managed to escape.)  After community elders intervened, the two INGO staff and the driver were released two days later on December 3. 

Official Report
1619Nov52013Afghanistan010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location37.10070170.556332

An INGO staff member was stabbed and killed by the son of the mayor of Faizabad.  

Official Report
1625Dec72013Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown32.30852564.813115

One UN contractor de-mining staff member was abducted by unknown gunmen in Musa Qala District. 

Official Report
1628Dec172013Afghanistan001000001100001001KidnappingAmbushRoad34.40590470.359338

One UN Agency Implementing Partner staff member was traveling in the organization's vehicle when stopped by an armed group and subsequently abducted. 

Official Report
1635Jan132014Afghanistan400000040400004004Bodily assaultUnknownPublic location31.62177765.054705

Four UN-contracted polio doctors were abducted, taken to a desert area, and harshly beaten by anti-government forces.  They were released a few hours later.

Official Report
1639Jan172014Afghanistan200000000020022020Complex attackRaidPublic location34.53707169.181356

Two UN international staff were killed in a complex attack (one suicide bomber, two gunmen) at Taverna du Leban Restaurant in Kabul.  The Taliban confirmed responsibility for the attack.  At least 21 people (13 internationals and eight Afghans) have been reported dead. 

Official Report
1642Jan182014Afghanistan300000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad32.07333364.833889

Three members of a UN-contracted demining team were stopped on the road and abducted by anti-government forces. UPDATE: The deminers were released on 5 February after tribal elders intervened.

Official Report
1643Jan212014Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown31.51777164.114227

A UN-contracted volunteer vaccinator was shot and killed by Afghan Local Police.  

Official Report
1649Feb142014Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingRaidOffice/compound35.59814864.763657

One INGO security guard was abducted by armed anti-government elements, who also stole computers and documents from the INGO.  

Official Report
1650Feb172014Afghanistan001000100100001100UnknownUnknownOffice/compound36.70004767.116638

The director of a local NGO was killed in his office.  Further details are unavailable at the moment. 

Official Report
1655Mar42014Afghanistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown34.46466969.119684

An INGO national staff sustained injuries when he was robbed and stabbed by three robbers. 

Official Report
1656Mar72014Afghanistan100000100100001001Vehicle-born IEDUnknownPublic location32.27012265.049756

A UN-contracted deminer, along with two civilians, was killed by an IED fixed to a motorcycle. 

Official Report
1658Mar112014Afghanistan300000300300003003Roadside IEDAmbushRoad31.34132263.993456

Three UN-contracted vaccinators were killed when their vehicle struck an IED. 

Official Report
1662Mar202014Afghanistan001000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown32.64065361.987215

An NGO employee working for a health clinic was abducted by anti-government elements. 

Official Report
1665Mar262014Afghanistan300000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad32.10248966.920229

Three UN-contracted deminers, while traveling in a private vehicle, were abducted at gunpoint by anti-government elements.  UPDATE: All three were freed unharmed on 31 March in Shinkay District. 

Official Report
1666Nov212013Afghanistan002000200200002002Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown32.9268966.141517

Two polio workers were abducted on 21 November and found dead the following day by Afghan National Police.

Official Report
1690Oct212013Afghanistan030000030300003300BombingCombat/CrossfireProject site32.26453968.524715

Three INGO staff members were injured by flying glass after an IED detonation. 

Focal Point
1694Dec142013Afghanistan010000100100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad34.84662871.09726

One INGO contracted driver was killed when his vehicle hit an IED.

Focal Point
1697Apr242014Afghanistan010000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackProject site34.47055269.114812

One American doctor was shot and killed by a member of the Afghan police assigned to protect the hospital.  Two other American doctors, who were guests at the hospital and not affiliated with the INGO, were also killed. A fourth American doctor (also a guest) was wounded.   

Official Report
1703Apr282014Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingUnknownProject site34.10754764.305595

A health worker was shot dead by armed men at a clinic.

Official Report
1704Apr302014Afghanistan001000100100001001Roadside IEDUnknownUnknown35.21213271.522377

A vaccinator was killed by an IED.  Further details are unavailable.

Official Report
1730May62014Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.27227170.073967

An NGO ambulance driver was abducted when the vehicle was hijacked by anti-government elements at an illegal checkpoint. 

Official Report
1731May102014Afghanistan020000110200002002ShootingAmbushRoad36.13031966.470093

One national INGO staffer was killed and another wounded when anti-government elements attacked and shot at their vehicle.  

Official Report
1732May132014Afghanistan200000020200002200Remote control VBIEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location32.10617566.906552

Two UN-contracted deminers were injured when a VBIED was remotely detonated against the Afghan National Police.

Official Report
1733May142014Afghanistan040000004400004004KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.43918661.79427

Four national INGO staff were abducted by armed men.  A fifth employee, the driver, was also abducted but managed to escape.  UPDATE: All four have been released through the mediation of local elders.  

Official Report
1742Sep72013Afghanistan200000020200002200Bodily assaultMob violenceRoad33.78649866.714834

Two UN-contracted drivers were severely beaten by local community members for giving a ride to two women who were allegedly running away from their families.  Both drivers were hospitalized and warned not to give rides to non-UN personnel. 

Focal Point
1756May152014Afghanistan001000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.68856664.293656

One NGO member was abducted by unknown armed men, believed to be anti-government elements.  One government worker was also abducted.  Both individuals were later released on 18 May 2014 after the intervention of community elders.

Official Report
1757May162014Afghanistan010000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown34.01151869.431056

One local deminer working for an INGO was kidnapped and killed by anti-government elements.

Official Report
1762Jun12014Afghanistan020000200200002002Roadside IEDAmbushRoad37.00179370.894497

Two local INGO staff members were killed when a roadside IED targeting the INGO vehicle was detonated. One civilian was also killed.

Official Report
1763Jun22014Afghanistan010000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.34340761.742272

One senior-ranking INGO staff member was abducted by unidentified gunmen as he was returning from a school where he was providing services.  UPDATE: The staff member has been located in Gulran district of Herat province, and Afghan officials are working with district elders to try to secure his release.  Twelve people have been arrested in connection to his kidnapping.  The INGO has suspended services in Afghanistan. UPDATE 2: The INGO staff member was released in February 2015 after 264 days. 

Official Report
1764Jun32014Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.32864370.406347

Two NGO workers, while working on a road construction project, were abducted by unknown armed individuals.  Three other staff members were also robbed of their mobile phones.

Official Report
1768Jun92014Afghanistan010000010100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown32.26986465.04965

One INGO deminer was shot and injured. It remains unclear if this was an intentional shooting or a stray bullet. 

Official Report
1769Jun102014Afghanistan0011000830110000111100UnknownUnknownProject site34.27164369.293706

Eight NGO deminers were killed and three others injured when anti-government elements attacked a minefield.

Official Report
1770Jun112014Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.84867561.877106

One driver transporting water for an NGO project was abducted by five anti-government elements.  

Official Report
1774Jun212014Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown32.06865464.835257

One deminer was found dead with gunshot wounds.  The circumstances leading to his death remain unclear. 

Official Report
1784Jul102014Afghanistan007000610700007700UnknownUnknownProject site34.65391561.201502

Six deminers were killed and one wounded when anti-government elements attacked the demining operation site.  One person is also missing.

Official Report
1793Jul152014Afghanistan040000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad34.35779862.348836

Four INGO national staff members returning from a project visit were abducted by anti-government elements at an illegal checkpoint.  UPDATE: two of the four INGO national staff members were released on 20 July and 21 July 2014; the other two remain unaccounted for. 

Official Report
1798Jul242014Afghanistan020000000020022020ShootingAmbushRoad34.34194462.203056

Two international aid workers, while in a taxi on the way to their office, were killed by gunmen on a motorcycle.

Media
1799Jul252014Afghanistan020000200200002020UnknownAmbushRoad34.522565.251667

Two INGO staff members were killed by anti-government elements.  Civilians and Afghan government and military personnel were also killed in the attack.

Official Report
1808Aug142014Afghanistan000500005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad33.67160861.981391

Five ICRC staff members were abducted by a local armed group while traveling to deliver aid in Herat province.  UPDATE: All 5 were released unharmed on 20 August. 

Official Report
1809Aug162014Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad34.21100369.097956

Three local employees of a demining NGO were abducted by anti-government elements. The vehicles have been recovered, but no information concerning the abductees.

Official Report
1813Aug242014Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown37.47454970.535009

Three INGO national staff members were abducted by unknown men.  They were released unhurt two days later, on 26 August. 

Official Report
1818Aug132014Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.30704962.136421

One NGO ambulance driver was abducted.  He was released on 31 August following negotiation by community elders and a ransom payment.

Official Report
1830Sep242014Afghanistan010000001100001001KidnappingRaidProject site33.9805169.133384

One INGO national staff member was abducted by anti-government elements at the INGO demining site.  

Official Report
1832Sep252014Afghanistan006000006600006006KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.87416771.152778

Six NGO contractors were abducted by anti-government elements.  They were released the following day through the mediation of tribal elders. 

Official Report
1854Jul102014Afghanistan060000213600006600ShootingAmbushRoad35.19928761.568483

Two INGO staff were killed, one injured, and three abducted by armed men; the abducted individuals have since been released.  The INGO convoy was on its way to its operations site when the attack occurred.  Four local police who were escorting the convoy were also killed.

Focal Point
1855Nov112014Afghanistan000100000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site35.93309464.750028

One ICRC staff member, while visting Maimana prison to distribute winter clothes, was stabbed in the throat by a prisoner.  He was hospitalized immediately.  

Official Report
1859Nov252014Afghanistan003000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad34.29237470.574089

Three NGO staff were abducted by opposition forces from their private vehicle as they drove toward Jalalabad. Tribal elders negotiated their release three days later.

Official Report
1862Nov292014Afghanistan020000100110012200ShootingRaidOffice/compound34.53333369.166667

A Taliban raid on an INGO guest house killed one Afghan staffer and the South African director (along with his two children). The raid came amidst a spate of attacks on internationals in Kabul, and unsubstantiated rumors of Christian missionary activities regarding this INGO.

Media
1865Dec112014Afghanistan011000000011022200Suicide VBIEDRaidProject site34.53333369.166667

A German national working for a local NGO was among those killed on a sucide bombing attack on a French school in Kabul. Another internationalstaff member working for an INGO was also wounded in the attack. 

Media
1882Aug292014Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown34.17183170.621679

An NGO staff member was shot and killed for unknown reasons in Khogyani District.

Official Report
1885May292014Afghanistan030000030300003102Roadside IEDUnknownUnknown35.9807367.570854

Two local INGO employees and their driver were injured when a IED detonated against their unmarked vehicle in Samangan Province.

Official Report
1888Dec302014Afghanistan004000013400004004KidnappingUnknownProject site32.92712966.141526

Three health sector workers of a NGO were kidnapped in Shalai, Uruzgan district while treating patients in the field. An additional staff member was severely beaten and then set free. 

Media
1890Aug262014Afghanistan002000011200002101KidnappingAmbushRoad34.17183170.621679

NGO vehicle and driver were hijacked by armed persons in Rodat District while on the Jalalabad-Torkham highway. The driver was kidnapped and the vehicle was taken. An NGO staff member that was in the vehicle was injured in the attack but managed to escape.

Official Report
1897Jan312015Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingRaidOffice/compound35.91784064.775515

A female international aid worker was released after two weeks in captivity by the Taliban. She was kidnapped during a raid on the aid organization's compound.

Media
1910Mar32015Afghanistan050000500500005500Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown32.92712966.141526

Five aid workers were shot and killed, weeks after being abducted in Trinkot, Uruzgan province. The kidnapping occurred on March 3rd by armed gunmen alledgedly belonging to the Taliban, even though no group has yet claimed the attack. The bodies of the five aid workers were discovered in Chanarto district on April 10th. 

Media
1912Apr182015Afghanistan010000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad36.72859168.868066

One international INGO worker was kidnapped when stopped at an illegal checkpoint manned by anti-government forces that were posing as Afghan Notional Police officers. Update: the German aid worker, who was abducted by the Taliban, fled from the prepetrators on May 29th. 

Official Report
1936Aug242014Afghanistan070000007700007700KidnappingUnknownUnknown36.73477270.811995

Seven national staff members were kidnapped in Badakhshan. They were released 3 days later, after negotiations between the organizations' network and a local representative took place. The kidnappers demanded a ransom, which went unpaid. 

Focal Point
1938Nov192014Afghanistan010000000001011001Suicide VBIEDRaidOffice/compound34.53333369.166667

Police killed four Taliban suicide bombers during an attack on the Green Village, a compound housing foreign workers in Kabul. While the AGE did not reach their intended target (inside the compound), the force of the blast at the heavy guarded gate of the compound wounded one INGO staff worker. 

Focal Point
1940Jun22015Afghanistan090000900900009810ShootingRaidOffice/compound32.15083369.722222

Nine national staff members of an INGO were shot and killed in the early hours of June 2 by unknown assailants who stormed their housing complex in Zare (Balkh province). According to early news reports, two of the fatalities were guards protecting the housing complex, two were drivers for the organization and five were aid workers. The INGO has suspended activities in the country as a result of the attack. 

Media
1941May42015Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad36.767.116667

A driver for a de-mining NGO was abducted while driving in Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh province. He was released on the 7th of May 2015.

Official Report
1942May32015Afghanistan030000300300003003UnknownAmbushProject site32.62373965.456432

Three INGO staff members were killed when ambushed by AGE while inspecting a project site. 

Official Report
1949Jul62014Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackProject site33.5568.416667

One UN partner was kidnapped by anti-government elements while monitoring a program in Isfandeh village, Ghazni city.  He was released on 9th July 2014 after tribal leaders were involved in the negotiations for his release.

Focal Point
1952Aug172014Afghanistan010000010100001100BombingIndividual attackOffice/compound36.437264.9228

One national staff member was wounded when a bomb went off in front of the office. 

Focal Point
1954May52014Afghanistan200000002200002200KidnappingIndividual attackProject site33.17623768.095446

Two UN-contracted truck drivers were kidnapped while off-loading provisions from their truck by anti-government elements (AGE). AGE elements assaulted the truck drivers and forced them to reload the truck before taking the trucks and drivers to an unknown location. The drivers were released with the trucks (but not the commodities) after three days of negotiations with community leaders.  

Focal Point
1956Dec182014Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad32.26453968.524715

A national male staff member for an INGO was ambushed by the Taliban while driving aid supplies. He was released on the 27th December 2014. 

Focal Point
1957Nov172014Afghanistan010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site32.26453968.524715

A male staff member of a INGO was abducted and murdered by Taliban members who attacked him with machetes and axes. 

Focal Point
1958Jul12014Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown33.17713268.781077

A male staff member was found shot and killed in Sharan district of Paktika province, along with two civilians (not counted in AWSD). The perpetrators of the attack are unknown.

Focal Point
1978May102015Afghanistan002000101200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad35.59820664.763659

An NGO vehicle was stopped at an illegal checkpoint in the Ibrahim Abad area of Pashtun Kot district. One NGO staff member was abducted, one security escort was killed. 

Official Report
1979Apr292015Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad36.07574264.835815

Two INGO staff members and their driver were abducted by gunmen in Pashtun Kot district along the Maimana-Bilichiragh highway. 

Official Report
1987Jun282015Afghanistan010000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown33.60000069.216944

A national INGO staff member was kidnapped by AGE in the Momen Khel area of Paktia province and subsequently killed. His remains were found on June 30th in Gardez district. 

Official Report
1989Jun222015Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.54427469.161099

A female INGO staff member was abducted by armed gunmen while en-route in Taiman, western Kabul. Update: She was released unharmed on September 10th after being held captive for 81 days. Reports state that she was abducted by a criminal gang.

Media
1992Aug102015Afghanistan010000100100001100Suicide VBIEDUnknownUnknown34.56583369.2125

A national staff member of an INGO was one of the victims killed during a vehicle borne IED sucide attack on a checkpoint near the entrance of Kabul international airport.

Focal Point
1993Aug172015Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.55177669.163562

A German national working for an INGO was kidnapped from her vehicle in Kabul. She was released on October 17th, 2015.

Media
1994Aug102015Afghanistan001000010100001010Bodily assaultRaidHome35.93423364.621428

An NGO staff member was stabbed in her home by assailants who then set fire to the clinic where she worked. 

Official Report
1995Aug102015Afghanistan002000002200002002KidnappingUnknownProject site35.03765163.29266

Two local NGO staff were abducted in Baghdis province. They were released on August 14, 2015 following negotiations with community elders. 

Official Report
1996Aug102015Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad32.17289364.684712

Two contractors for a demining INGO were abducted while travelling between Kandahar and Musa Qala. They were released on August 18th, 2015 following negotiations by community elders. 

Official Report
2009Sep132015Afghanistan100000100100001100Roadside IEDIndividual attackRoad31.65472265.649444

A demining contractor working for a UN partner was killed in Jilawoor village when his motorcycle struck an IED.

Official Report
2014Oct32015Afghanistan0490000143504900004914035Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site36.72859168.868066

Fourteen INGO staff members were killed and 35 were seriously wounded when the facility that they were working in sustained prolonged airstrike attacks in Kunduz province. 

Media
2018Oct242015Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.06573069.502289

A staff member and a driver from a local NGO was abducted by anti-government elements. They were released unharmed on October 28th after mediation by community elders. 

Official Report
2028Sep212015Afghanistan020000200200002002Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown34.02278566.421776

The remains of two local INGO employees were found in Maydan, Sayabad district. They were abducted by anti-government elements on September 21st.

Official Report
2034Dec192015Afghanistan020000200200002200UnknownAmbushUnknown35.9881568.63529

Two national INGO demining staff were killed when ambushed by anti-governent forces. Reports suggest that the intended targets of the attack were ANSF. 

Official Report
2047Jan192016Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome34.55534969.207486

A national UN staff member was shot and killed in his home in Kabul. 

Official Report
2050Jan272016Afghanistan400000400400004400UnknownUnknownProject site31.82994931.829949

A UN implementing partner was attacked by anti-government elements in Nahr Sarraj district near Greshk town. Four team members were killed and one was kidnapped and later released with the aid of the local community leaders.

Official Report
2055Dec302015Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad35.95369264.911089

An NGO staff member and driver were abducted by armed anti-government elements (AGE) while traveling towards Maimana city with supplies.  

Official Report
2068Feb162016Afghanistan000500005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad33.49822967.761598

Five ICRC staff members were abducted while on their way to carry out an assessment, with the aim to assist communities in the Waghaz district of Ghazni. They were later all released on 19th February. 

Official Report
2079Mar182016Afghanistan020000000000222200KidnappingAmbushRoad36.18329468.750210

Two international staff members of an INGO were abducted along the Puli  Khumri-Kunduz main road in Baghlan province by armed men. Released April 4, 2016

Official Report
2085Apr282016Afghanistan001000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.50075969.851369

An international female NGO worker was abducted while traveling on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway. Update: A statement made by the Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, on August 29th, confirms that the aid worker was freed in August, four months after her kidnapping. Although the Minister did not provide further details, Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security mentioned in the media that the aid worker was freed as a result of a special operation. 

Media
2094Jun12016Afghanistan030000300300003210ShootingAmbushRoad34.94642368.521729

Anti-government elements fired multiple shots at an INGO vehicle, killing all three national staff members that were inside. The staff members were travelling from Bamyan to Kabul and were in the Khak Ghulam Ali area. Reports cite that three members of the Taliban have been detained on suspicion of their involvement in the incident. 

Official Report
2100Jun52016Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingRaidProject site33.80000069.083333

A demining team (UN agency partner) was attacked by anti-government elements during a range clearing operation. AGE set fire to seven vehicles and abducted the team leader. 

Official Report
2109Oct82015Afghanistan100000010100001100ShootingRaidPublic location34.55534969.207486

Armed men stormed into a restaurant and indiscrimately fired upon the crowd. One national employee for a UN agency was serious injured in the attack. 

Focal Point
2136Jun302015Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad33.70619969.383108

Three staff members were abducted while leaving a project site at an unauthorized checkpoint. The staff were released 5 days later after community negotiations.

Focal Point
2126Sep132015Afghanistan001000100100001001Landmine UnknownOffice/compound34.01455269.192392

The Afghan Red Crescent reported that a volunteer died while doing volunteer work in Afghan Logar Branch.  There is no further information to date, although the incident was most likely related to unexploded ordinance. 

Focal Point
2137Sep182015Afghanistan010000100100001001Roadside IEDIndividual attackRoad34.01455269.192392

A staff member and their family were killed on holiday after driving over RIED.

Focal Point
2138Dec152015Afghanistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownProject site33.70619969.383108

A staff member was detained by local militants due to perceived police connections, and was then released after 4 days following community negotiations.

Focal Point
2140Mar242015Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad33.70619969.383108

Three INGO staff members were abducted while driving to a project site. They were released one day later.

Focal Point
2145Jun272016Afghanistan101000002200002200KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.85235766.52239

In Dehmerda village, one UN contracted polio personnel was abducted by gunmen along with one NGO staff member, a government health department employee (not counted here), and a local driver (not currently counted).

Official Report
2148Jul92016Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.55534969.207486

One INGO international aid worker was abducted from her car while travelling home from an appointment in Kabul. Reportedly, the assailants were not part of the Taliban. The aid worker was released on July 23rd. 

Media
2167Aug252016Afghanistan100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.66421864.26615

One staff member, a private company partner with a UN agency, was killed during airstrikes on a prison run by anti-government militants. The staff member was initially abducted by the militants and held hostage in the prison. Reportedly, Afghan Security forces and civilians were also killed in the attack. The partner was initially kidnapped on August 15th, 2016. 

Official Report
2173Oct12016Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireHome34.41984970.472943

A UN agency national staff member was killed at a family residence in a crossfire which occurred during a search operation by Afghan forces. Further details on the incident are not currently available. 

Official Report
2181Nov22016Afghanistan002000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.59028069.761061

Two national staff members for a local NGO were reportedly abducted by gunmen in Uzbin Valley in Kabul province. It is unknown who the perpetrators were and whether they are part of an armed opposition group. 

Official Report
2183Nov52016Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.54939969.164563

A female Australian aid worker for an INGO was abducted in the Qala-e-Fatullah area of Kabul. No group has currently claimed responsibility for the kidnapping. The INGO staff member was taken while she was with her driver and it is currently unclear what happened to him.  Update: On Wednesday, 15th March 2017 it was reported that the international aid worker was released on March 14th, 2017.

Media
2185Apr192016Afghanistan700000007700007700KidnappingRaidProject site33.89551968.763192

A demining team was attacked by anti-government forces in Kotagay village in Saydabad district. Seven members of the team were abducted. The perpetrators and their motive are unknown. The team was an implementing partner of a UN agency. 

Official Report
2187Nov232016Afghanistan400000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad34.18333364.616667

Four UN contracted staff members were abducted from two vehicles when they were stopped and diverted in the Barkhol area of Shahrak District by anti-government elements (AGE). The drivers and the vehicles were released; the staff members are still missing. 

Official Report
2188Nov232016Afghanistan100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site32.44646462.145413

One UN contracted staff member was stabbed by two armed men in Farah hospital. No arrests have been made regarding this incident.

Official Report
2198Jul172016Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingAmbushUnknown35.67074766.046353

Reportedly, three doctors with the Red Crescent were abducted from Sar-e Pol province on July 14th by an unknown armed militant group. They were released on July 17th after security forces and tribal leaders collaborated in securing their release. The aid workers were providing medical assistance to villagers in the area.

Media
2201Dec192016Afghanistan000100000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad36.50901568.903503

One international staff member from the ICRC was abducted when their vehicle was intercepted by armed militants in Kunduz province. They were travelling from Mazar-e-Sharif to Kunduz when the incident occurred. Several national staff members were taken as well but since have been released.  Update: The ICRC international staff member was released on 1/15 after nearly four weeks in captivity. 

Media
2227Feb82017Afghanistan000800602800008800ShootingAmbushRoad36.667265.7536

Six ICRC staff workers of Aghan nationality have been shot and killed by gunmen in the northern province of Jawzjan. Two more staff members were abducted. The attack on the convoy occurred south of Shibergan while the aid workers were transporting relief supplies to areas affected by the recent snowstorm. The abducted aid workers were released around the 5th of September, 2017. 

Media
2245Jan42016Afghanistan300000000003033003Vehicle-born IEDRaidOffice/compound34.55534969.207486

Three international UN staff members required medical attention after a vehicle-borne IED exploded outside a guest house. Several other staff (not counted here) were also slightly injured but did not require medical assistance. 

Focal Point
2256Jun242016Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome36.68144969.114905

One national staff member was killed in his home in Kunduz city, Khan Abad port, Shir Abad Area by unknown gunmen during the night. The incident was a result of a personal dispute. 

Focal Point
2259Dec192016Afghanistan010000100100001100Roadside IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location36.72859168.868066

An IED placed in a wheelbarrow detonated in Kunduz city, Kah Furioshi area. One national staff member of an INGO was killed as a result of the explosion. He was caught in the explosion as he was walking by the area.

Focal Point
2290May202017Afghanistan030000100110123120KidnappingRaidOffice/compound34.55534969.207486

One German international aid worker was killed in an INGO guest house after armed attackers ambushed the building. A Finnish aid worker was also kidnapped by the group. In addition, the attackers beheaded a guard at the compound. Details surrounding the incident and the attackers are currently unavailable. On September 14th, the Finnish government confirmed that the aid worker was released after being held captive for 118 days. In a statement, the foreign minister said that they did not pay a ransom for the release of the aid worker. 

Media
2291Feb272016Afghanistan700000007700007700KidnappingRaidProject site33.80000069.083333

Seven contracted staff from a UN partner agency were abducted in Altamur, Logar province from their work site. All of them were released within a few days after facilitated negotiations by the local shura. 

Focal Point
2292Feb242016Afghanistan200000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad34.51328269.181348

Two contracted partners of a UN agency were wounded when anti-government elements (AGE) shot at their vehicle in Loy Shor after trying to stop it from returning to the agency's office. The driver was able to avoid stopping but he and the passenger were both wounded when the opened fire. They were able to make it to an Afghanistan National Army checkpoint and were transported to the hospital for treatment. Both survived the attack.

Focal Point
2293Mar82016Afghanistan700000250700007700ShootingAmbushUnknown32.20888963.071667

Two UN contracted teams from the same partner group were ambushed by anti-government militants and attacked with small arms fire in Kariz-e Salim. Two of the male national staff members were killed and five were injured in the attack. The injured staff were treated for the wounds at a clinic in Kandahar. 

Focal Point
2294Jul292016Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingRaidProject site36.505869.8636

Unknown armed men fired upon an NGO's work site. Armed guards supporting the NGO responded to the attack. In the crossfire exchange, one deminer was shot and required medical attention at Takhar hospital and is expected to recover. The NGO is a UN partner group. 

Focal Point
2311Aug142017Afghanistan030000300300003003ShootingUnknownUnknown34.52151065.246344

Three national aid workers for an INGO were gunned down and killed in Ghor province, somewhere near the capital city of Chaghcharan. Two others (not currently counted in the AWSD because the information could not be verified) were reportedly wounded in the event. Although the motive and perpetrators of this incident are also unknown, the area reportedly has an active Taliban and ISIS presence. 

Media
2316Sep112017Afghanistan000100000010011010ShootingIndividual attackProject site36.69261767.117951

One international staff member of the ICRC working in Mazar-i-Sharif, was shot and killed at the organization's rehabilitation center where she treated disabled men, women, and children. She was taken to a NATO medical facility where she succumbed to her wounds. According to early reports, the shooter was someone that she treated.

Media
2344Jan242018Afghanistan090000450900009009Complex attackRaidOffice/compound34.41984970.472943

Four national staff members of an INGO and one soldier (not counted here) were killed in a complex attack on the organization's office in Jalalabad. The attackers detonated a suicide car bomb and then laid siege to the building for hours. Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for the attack. Five other national INGO staff were injured in the attack and are receiving medical treatment. 

media
2409May52018Afghanistan001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackPublic location35.35953270.859562

One NGO female aid worker in Wama district was shot and killed when an Afghan National Police officer fired his weapon at a group of NGO workers and then fled the scene. Further details about this incident and the motive are unavailable at this time. 

Official Report
2420Jun22018Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown36.51091868.903288

Six people, including one NGO staff member, were abducted by anti-government elements (group unknown) in Aliabad District in Kunduz Province. 

Official Report
2428Aug292017Afghanistan040000004400004400KidnappingUnknownUnknown32.26453968.524715

Four national male staff members were kidnapped by the Taliban in Pakitika and released over the course of several weeks. An additional staff member from the same organization was also abducted with the group but released less than 24 hours (and therefore not counted here). 

Focal Point
2464Aug152017Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome34.17183170.621679

One national staff member of an INGO was shot and killed during a personal dispute in Nanghar. 

Focal Point
2467Jul142017Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackPublic location34.47394667.349694

One UN driver was abducted north of Dahwali, Afghanistan, in AGE controlled territory. He was released three days later on July 16th after the intervention of local elders. 

Focal Point
2476May22017Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad31.39138964.299722

A truck contracted by a UN agency partner was transporting commodities and was stopped by armed Anti Government Elements in Khalaj. The driver was held hostage for several days and released on May 12th. 

Focal Point
2477Jun152017Afghanistan101000002200002200KidnappingRaidProject site33.31666768.45

One UN agency and one NGO staff member that were working together on a monitoring mission were abducted by the local Taliban group. They were taken and held in Andar district in Ghazni province. They were interviewed by the provincial council and then one of the staff members was brought back to Waghaz and released on June 17th. The other had escaped earlier that day. 

Focal Point
2478Sep202017Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.31666768.45

Anti-government elements diverted one out of three UN agency contracted trucks that were heading to Barmal district to an unknown location, off-loaded the items from the truck and reportedly sold them at the market. They kidnapped the truck driver but released him on September 29th. 

Focal Point
2479Oct282017Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.30704962.136421

One UN agency contracted commercial truck carrying relief items was stopped and diverted by AGE in Shindad district of Herat province. Reportedly the truck driver and the truck was taken to the AGEs stronghold but the driver and the truck were later released on November 18th. 

Focal Point
2484May312017Afghanistan010000010100001100Vehicle-born IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.55534969.207486

A VBIED exploded in the diplomatic quarter, close to Kabul's Zanbaq square. One INGO national staff member was slightly injured in the attack by shrapnel. 

Focal Point
2485Jul42017Afghanistan002000110200002002ShootingAmbushProject site34.17183170.621679

A number of staff members from an assessment team (and a local partner to an INGO) were parked outside of a school in the Surkroad district of Nangarhar province. An AOG fired at them, killing one of the national staff members and seriously injuring another. According to a report, there was a change of command within the AOG, which could have contributed to the attack occurring. 

Focal Point
2486Oct172017Afghanistan010000010100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound34.55534969.207486

One national female aid worker for an INGO was injured by shrapnel after the area was targeted by aerial bombing. 

Focal Point
2491May162017Afghanistan001000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown34.92017570.764424

One national volunteer for the Red Crescent was killed due to fighting in Gosalak village in Kunar province. The circumstances of his death remain unknown.

Focal Point
2506Jul312018Afghanistan210000210300003210Complex attackRaidProject site34.41984970.472943

An attack on the Ministry of Refugees and Returnees office in Jalalabad killed at least fifteen people, including UN and INGO staff members. Another UN aid worker was wounded in the complex attack. It began when a suicide car bomb was detonated and followed by a gunfight that lastest several hours between Afghan security forces and two shooters that had taken hostages. Reportedly, as many as thirty people were wounded and no group has taken responsibility for the attack.  The attack apparently took place during a meeting with NGOs working on refugee issues.

Media
2532Oct252018Afghanistan010000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown36.60311369.104049

The body of one INGO staff member was found in Khanabad District not far from where he was abducted from by anti-government elements on October 25th.

Official Report
2549Jan232018Afghanistan200000101200002110Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad34.55534769.207489

One male UN Agency driver and a female colleague with her son were kidnapped, after their car was stopped by unknown assailants around 6:00am in the North of the capital. The body of the driver was recovered on March 16 2018 and the female UN agency staff and her son were released by the kidnappers on May 24, 2018. 

Media
2559Apr222018Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad34.55534769.207489

One male national UN staff member was shot in the shoulder in front of his house. He was treated in the hospital for his wounds.

Official Report
2562Jul192018Afghanistan00120000012120000121200KidnappingRaidProject site34.87574670.993766

12 employees of a demining NGO were abducted by a group of armed men reportedly associated with the Islamic State. The group of deminers were working in a remote area of Kunar province at the request of tribal leaders, who are now attempting to mediate their release. As of January 2019 their status is unknown. 

Media
2570Jan262019Afghanistan100000010100001100Remote control VBIEDAmbushRoad34.4403870.441856

One male national staff was injured when a magnetic IED, attached to a UN implementing partner vehicle responsible for mine clearance, detonated, also killing a dependent of the staff member (not counted here) in the vehicle. 

Official Report
2578May52018Afghanistan010000010100001010Bodily assaultAmbushPublic location34.53381469.181595

One female national INGO staff was struck on her head by a group of armed men after exiting a bank branch. The staff member had withdrawn a large amount of money for office use, which was taken by the armed men after she was assaulted. 

Focal Point
2583Jul282018Afghanistan050000320500005005Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site34.44038070.441856

3 national INGO staff were killed and 2 wounded during an aerial bombardment of a project site at 11:15 on July 28, 2018 in Police District #03.

Focal Point
2598Jul162018Afghanistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown31.61218165.712219

An INGO national volunteer and his brother were physically assaulted by AOG (brother not counted in the AWSD). Reportedly, the assault occurred because the AOG was opposed to their association with the INGO. 

Focal Point
2604Oct62018Afghanistan010000100100001010ShootingMob violencePublic location34.482366.2724

One female national INGO staff member was shot due to crossfire during a mob incident and later died in the hospital on October 6, 2018. The mob reportedly erupted as the group tried to prevent the arrest of a local commander by the military. 

Focal Point
2628Oct82018Afghanistan011000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad33.4127 64.5123

Two national staff, one employeed by a LNGO and one employeed by an INGO, were abducted in Sangan, Ghor province. Following extensive negotitaions between the anti-government kidnapper elements and the Herat acces team, the two aid workers were released after 5 days. 

Focal Point
2629Oct32018Afghanistan004000004400004004KidnappingRaidProject site36.131765.5540

Four national NGO staff were abucted while conducting an assessment of a drought response project in Sayyad district, of Sar-e-pol province. Seven staff members were orginally abducted in the incident, with three being released after several hours. The remaining four staff members were released 2 days later. 

Focal Point
2662Jan72018Afghanistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad34.53333369.166667

One national male INGO driver was ambushed while travelling in Kabul and forced out of his vehicle by perpetrators with weapons. The staff member was injured after being beaten.

Focal Point
2664May52019Afghanistan004000040400004004Remote control VBIEDAmbushRoad34.470.366667

Four NGO staff members travelling in Surkh Rod district were injured when a Magnetic Improvised Explosive Device (MIED) attached to an NGO rented vehicle detonated.

Official Report
2667May82019Afghanistan030000300300003300Vehicle-born IEDRaidProject site34.53333369.166667

Three male national INGO staff members were killed at their project office in Kabul after a VBIED detonated, targetting another INGOs nearby office. Reports indicate 2 others were killed and 15 injured (not counted here). 

Official Report
2679May162019Afghanistan001000010100001010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackUnknown35.658168.0478

One female midwife at an NGO clinic located in Ruyi Dab District of Samangan province was allegedly sexually assaulted by 6 local individuals and a security guard from the NGO clinic. Reports indicate the suspects are now in custody. 

Official Report
2685May232019Afghanistan002000200200002002Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound32.141561.2096

During an international military airstrike targetting anti-government elements, an NGO compound in Shib Koh district was also destroyed killing two national NGO staff members. Reports indicate 8 militants were also killed during the strike. 

Official Report
2686May272019Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingRaidProject site35.64 64.28

While conducting an EPI vaccine survey, 4 NGO staff members were abducted by anti-government elements in Qaysar District of Faryab Province. The 2 female staff members were released shortly after (not counted here), but the 2 male staff members are still being held.

Official Report
2687Nov42018Afghanistan010000001100001100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad32.568.8

One national INGO staff member while travelling through Paktika province, was kidnapped and subsequently murdered by his captors. Reports indicate the motive is unknown, but the perpetrators are Taliban members.

Focal Point
2702Sep102018Afghanistan010000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad32.568.8

One international INGO staff member was reportedly kidnapped by Taliban members, due to mistaken identity. The staff member was travelling in Paktika Province when the road ambush occured. He was released two days later. 

Focal Point
1675Sep52013Armenia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome40.18238744.511848

One INGO staff member was beaten by a group of unknown men in Yerevan.  He was subsequently hospitalized and required surgery.

Focal Point
271Dec182003Angola070000610700007700Landmine AmbushRoad-11.877576817.5691241

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

Archived
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.

Archived
159Sep2001Angola010000010100001001Landmine Combat/CrossfireUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

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

Archived
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.

Archived
151Jul52001Angola100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad-12.776539215.7320468

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

Archived
115Jun102000Angola100000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

1 UN national staff killed in Angola, June 10.

Archived
112May2000Angola100000100100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-11.877576817.5691241

1 UN national staff killed when convoy attacked.

Archived
102Jan2000Angola050000320500005005UnknownAmbushUnknown-14.0666714.08333

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

Archived
85Sep161999Angola100000100100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-11.877576817.5691241

1 UN national staf killed when convoy attacked Sept 16.

Archived
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.

Archived
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.

Archived
72Apr141999Angola050000500500005005UnknownAmbushUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

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

Archived
63Jan21999Angola100000100100001001ShootingUnknownRoad-11.877576817.5691241

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

Archived
60Dec1998Angola010000100100001010UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

1 INGO national female staff killed.

Archived
59Nov1998Angola300000210300003003UnknownAmbushRoad-11.877576817.5691241

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

Archived
58Nov141998Angola100000100100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound-12.383018916.9423833

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

Archived
28Oct1997Angola020000000020022200UnknownAmbushUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

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

Archived
25Oct1997Angola100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

1 UN national staff driver killed in ambush.

Archived
2076Feb222016Angola100000000001011100ShootingIndividual attackRoad-8.84214413.243225

A UN international staff member was shot in the leg travelling via motorcycle from the airport. He was shot by two armed robbers while they were stealing his bag. 

Official Report
1636Dec142013Argentina100000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location-34.603803-58.381552

One international UN staffer was robbed and attacked on the street, suffering substantial injuries and requiring hospitalization. 

Official Report
2384Mar292018Azerbaijan050000320500005005Landmine Individual attackRoad41.07147243.839254

Three national staff members were killed and two injured when the vehicle that they were driving hit an anti-tank landmine that detonated on impact. The incident occurred in the Ghazanchi area of Nagorno Karabakh on March 29th. 

Media
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.

Focal Point
863Jun272009Bangladesh001000100100001010Rape/sexual assault Mob violenceUnknown24.1273942590.42263438

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

Archived
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.

Archived
15Jul171997Bangladesh100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown23.6135290.50298

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

Archived
2006Sep282015Bangladesh010000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location23.79625790.415070

An international staff member was shot, reportedly by the Islamic State (IS), in the diplomatic district of Dhaka. The attack was pre-meditated and the assailants used silencers on their firearms. The attackers approached the staff member on the back of a motorbike and shot him. He died as as result of the attack. 

Official Report
2087Apr252016Bangladesh000001100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome23.81033290.412518

A national staff member was hacked to death with machetes when assailants broke into his apartment. This was a targeted attack that was later claimed by Ansar al-Islam. A friend (not counted in the AWSD) that was with the victim at the time was also killed in the attack.

Official Report
2151Jun232016Bangladesh010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad23.73608390.363067

An INGO national staff member was shot in the leg through the window of his car when he was ambushed by assailants on motorcycles in Hazaribagh while on his way to work. The armed robbers stole a significant amount of money that he had withdrawn from a cash machine shortly before the incident. 

Media
2255Mar312016Bangladesh010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound24.90453991.861101

One national staff member was wounded during a personal dispute at work. An argument turned violent when a colleague stabbed the staff member in the throat with a hobby knife. 

Focal Point
2655Nov282018Bangladesh010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidProject site22.36666791.8

One national INGO staff member on security duty, was injured during a robbery attempt on a project site in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Although the assault was minor, the staff member required medical attention for his injuries. 

Focal Point
2563Aug22018Bangladesh100000000010011100UnknownUnknownUnknown21.501991.8922

The body of one UN international staff member was found by a fishing boat near Sonadia Island by Cox's Bazar on August 2 at 11:30am, after being missing since July 30. Cause of death has not been released but local authorities arrested two individuals in connection with the murder as the investigation continues. 

Focal Point
2591May302018Bangladesh001000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackRoad23.22533290.950096

A staff member of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society was poisoned/drugged by criminal perpetrators while traveling from Chattogram to Banskhali Upazila on 30th May 2018. He died in the hospital while undergoing treatment. He was carrying a Red Crescent marked bag and his personal items, including a phone, wallet, documents, ID, and official checks were stolen. The staff member was found unconscious. While it's not possible to discern whether he was specially targeted, it was likely that this was random, according to reports. 

Focal Point
2059Jan152016Burkina Faso002000000000222110KidnappingRaidPublic location12.361282-1.518115

In a large attack by al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb against the Splendid hotel and Cappuccino cafe, two aid workers who ran a medical clinic were kidnapped. On 6 February, one of the female aid workers was released but the male aid worker remains captive.   Reportedly, at least 29 people (18 different nationalities) were killed in the attack. The hotel was popular with foreigners. 

Media
2682May232019Burkina Faso300000003300003003KidnappingRaidProject site14.104039-1.629995

Three UN Agency partner national staff members were abducted from their project site at the Goudoubo Health Centre in the Mentao Refugee Camp, outside of Djibo. During the incident an agency vehicle was taken and two female staff members were temporarily held, but released shortly after (not counted here).

Official Report
2711Feb192019Burkina Faso004000004400004103KidnappingAmbushRoad13.480656-1.558156

A Red Cross vehicle was ambushed on route between Kaya and Djibo. Unknown perperators kidnapped three Red Cross staff and their driver. The whereabouts of the staff is currently unknown. 

ACLED
792Apr52008Burundi100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome-3.363435729.8870575

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

Focal Point
672Dec302008Burundi020000000011022002ShootingAmbushRoad-3.473347130.2501278

1 INGO international (French) staff killed and 1 INGO international (French) wounded. The two were travelling in a marked vehicle in Ruyigi when the gunman opened fire. The vehicle was not robbed and the reason for the attack was not known.

Focal Point
589Dec312007Burundi020000000011022020ShootingAmbushRoad-3.473347130.2501278

1 INGO international (French) staff killed and 1 INGO international (French) one badly wounded and evacuated. Three INGO international staff were escorting two national colleagues to the INGO's regional headquarters in Ruyigi province, when a gunman opened fire late Monday. The agency also said it was temporarily suspending all its operations in the central African nation until more information was available about the incident, but had no immediate plans to evacuate its staff. Thge INGO said they didn't know if we were targeted as a humanitarian agency or if they were under fire by accident. There are several hypotheses with one reporter cited as saying,"They fled after that without trying to steal anything...as if the whole operation had been aimed to kill."

Archived
266Nov72003Burundi100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome-3.363435729.8870575

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

Archived
239Jul2003Burundi020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown-4.134791629.8046322

2 INGO national staff kidnapped in Makamba and later released.

Archived
238Jul2003Burundi010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-4.134791629.8046322

1 INGO national staff kidnapped in Makamb, later released.

Archived
2122002Burundi000100100100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound-3.428495329.9249718

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

Archived
192Sep2002Burundi001000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

1 NGO national staff found murdered.

Archived
169Feb2002Burundi100000010100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

1 UN national staff wounded in ambush.

Archived
161Nov2001Burundi100000000010011100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

1 UN international (Ivoirian) staff killed.

Archived
149Jun2001Burundi040000103400004004Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

1 INGO national staff killed, 3 kidnapped.

Archived
148May112001Burundi060000006600006006KidnappingUnknownProject site-3.363435729.8870575

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

Archived
141Apr32001Burundi400000040400004000UnknownAmbushRoad-3.363435729.8870575

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

Archived
133Dec2000Burundi010000000010011001UnknownAmbushRoad-3.363435729.8870575

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

Archived
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.

Archived
80Jul241999Burundi100000000010011001UnknownUnknownUnknown-3.323904629.3206183

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

Archived
76Jun1999Burundi100000010100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

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

Archived
621998Burundi010000100100001100UnknownRaidOffice/compound-3.363435729.8870575

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

Archived
53Jul111998Burundi020000200200002110UnknownAmbushProject site-3.1166729.4

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

Archived
52Jul241998Burundi100000000010011100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-3.323904629.3206183

1 UN international staffer killed in Bujumbura on July 24.

Archived
48Jun1998Burundi010000000010011000UnknownAmbushUnknown-3.323904629.3206183

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

Archived
45Apr1998Burundi010000000010011100UnknownAmbushUnknown-3.323904629.3206183

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

Archived
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
2019Oct132015Burundi000001100100001100ShootingUnknownPublic location-3.36137829.359878

One national staff member was killed along with eight other civilians (not counted here) after being shot at close range in Bujumbura. 

Media
2024Nov72015Burundi100000100100001100ShootingRaidPublic location-3.36137829.359878

A UN national staff member and a NGO staff member was shot and killed when armed men opened fired on them and other customer's at an establishment.

Official Report
1933Aug112014Benin010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown9.307692.315834

One international aid worker was hospitalized after being attacked with machetes during a robbery. 

Focal Point
1096Apr102011DR Congo020000010101012002UnknownAmbushUnknown-3.3953429.13779

Two staff (one national, one international) were wounded when unidentified armed men in military uniforms attacked and looted an INGO vehicle.

Official Report
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.

Focal Point
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.

Archived
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.

Archived
806Jan192009DR Congo080000030305058035Rape/sexual assault RaidHome1.65850129.220455

5 INGO international staff and 3 INGO national staff attacked and seriously hurt, including one who was raped and two others sexually assaulted, in raid/robbery of their house in Goma.

Archived
679Dec142006DR Congo010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome1.458333330.4333333

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

Archived
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.

Archived
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.

Archived
663Dec112008DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome-2.50554128.859569

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

Archived
1211Oct292008DR Congo020000000002022020UnknownAmbushRoad-1.15766729.4312218

2 INGO international staff wounded when attacked as they sought to flee the town of Kiwanja, two hours north of Goma, October 29. Eight INGO vehicles carrying the three foreigners (there was also a Guinean doctor), all the Congolese staff not originally from the region, and some of their family members (a total of 28 persons), drove a few kilometres toward the Monuc base. There they joined other humanitarian vehicles and formed a "protected" convoy, with UN tanks and Uruguayan peacekeepers in the front and back of the line.

Archived
646Oct282008DR Congo010000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown1.65850129.220455

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

Archived
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.

Archived
5922006DR Congo001000010100001010Rape/sexual assault UnknownUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

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

Focal Point
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.

Archived
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.

Archived
416Jan2006DR Congo100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown1.65850129.220455

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

Archived
413Dec2005DR Congo000200020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushCustody-2.981434423.8222636

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

Archived
409Dec2005DR Congo100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

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

Archived
380Jun2005DR Congo020000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.1341099529.05000311

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

Archived
377Jun142005DR Congo020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad-2.981434423.8222636

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

Archived
3412004DR Congo000100000001011001ShootingIndividual attackHome-1.666589329.2256875

1 ICRC international shot and wounded when attacked at home in Goma.

Archived
330Nov2004DR Congo010000010100001001ShootingAmbushUnknown1.5594130.25224

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

Archived
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.

Archived
298May2004DR Congo020000000002022011Rape/sexual assault RaidCustody-2.981434423.8222636

2 INGO international staff wounded (1 raped, 1 shot) in armed attack by unidentified soldiers.

Archived
251Aug72003DR Congo010000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown-3.285076228.18012996

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

Archived
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.

Archived
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.

Archived
213Jan2003DR Congo005000050500005005ShootingAmbushRoad-3.285076228.18012996

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

Archived
205Nov192002DR Congo010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

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

Archived
167Jan252002DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad-2.9166725.91667

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

Archived
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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119Jul92000DR Congo020000010101012101UnknownAmbushUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

1 INGO national and 1 international (Kenyan) wounded along with 3 other health workers (not counted here) in July 9 ambush that killed local health center director (also not counted here).

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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.

Archived
108Apr42000DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown-3.405586629.1375509

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

Archived
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).

Archived
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
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
1181Nov202011DR Congo010000000001011100ShootingRaidHome-1.396950528.8123772

An international staff member working for a medical INGO suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder when armed men forced their way in to the INGO's residential compound and opened fire. He was treated by his colleagues.  The mobile medical activities in the area were suspended, but the INGO continued limited support to the area hospital.

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1229Jul202009DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingUnknownHome-0.6666728.75

1 INGO national staff shot dead in Buzito quarter, in his house at 7pm on 20 July. 

Official Report
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, 

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1263Nov12011DR Congo010000001100001001KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.18362329.448832

An INGO national staffer was kidnapped in an ambush by armed men.

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

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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.

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1277Oct212010DR Congo001000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown0.493826829.46518612

The president of a LNGO was shot and killed at 9 p.m. on 21 October

Focal Point
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
1423May42013DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location-1.18362329.448832

One INGO staffer was shot dead by unknown gunmen.

Official Report
1515Jul112013DR Congo040000004400004310KidnappingRaidProject site0.48597329.458168

Four national INGO staff were kidnapped by an armed group. UPDATE: one staff member escaped and was found unharmed over a year later, on 29 August 2014; no news regarding the other three staff members, however.

Official Report
1659Jan312013DR Congo010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad-0.81695729.109423

One INGO female staff member was abducted, but was released three days later. 

Focal Point
1664Sep192013DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location-1.65990529.221005

An INGO national staff member was shot and injured just as he reached his house, on his way home from work.  He was subsequently hospitalized.

Focal Point
1702Jan132013DR Congo001000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-0.84160529.048446

One Red Cross worker was shot and killed by unknown armed men when trying to stop them from raping a woman. 

Focal Point
1736Feb102013DR Congo100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown1.56666730.25

One national UN worker was severely beaten by FARDC soldiers for having committed adultery.

Focal Point
1807Dec2013DR Congo020000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-0.93869229.073764

Two INGO staff members were critically injured when they were physically assaulted with machetes during an attempted robbery. 

Focal Point
1811Aug122014DR Congo010000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown3.96009324.908219

A national contractor of an INGO was killed by individuals who are suspected to be part of the LRA.  His three children (not counted here) were also abducted.

Official Report
1815May12014DR Congo001000010100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown-1.40280528.900472

An NGO staff member was physically assaulted by the Armed Forces of the DRC (FARDC) for suspected collaboration with the Alliance of Patriots for a Free and Sovereign Congo (APCLS).  

Official Report
1819Aug312014DR Congo020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown-1.01281829.356943

Two national INGO doctors were abducted by individuals suspected to be part of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR).  They were released the following day after family members reportedly paid a ransom. 

Official Report
1822Sep62014DR Congo100000010100001100UnknownRaidHome-1.65850129.220455

One national UN staff member was injured by armed robbers when returning home with his wife.  The UN staff member is in stable condition at the hospital.  It is suspected that the robbers were members of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC).

Official Report
1860Nov242014DR Congo020000110200002002ShootingAmbush-1.18369929.450173

One INGO employee was killed an another injured in a carjacking attempt.

Official Report
1867Dec202014DR Congo010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-1.18362329.448832

National staff of INGO kidnapped and released four days later. 

Official Report
1891Feb82015DR Congo010000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad-1.65850129.220455

An INGO worker was driving in his private vehicle when armed individuals, who were attempting to stop the car, opened fire. The INGO worker was taken to hospital.

Official Report
1927Dec72014DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome1.65850129.220455

A national staff member's home was raided by 4 men, who shot him in the leg and kidnapped his daughter (not counted in AWSD). She was later released after being sexually assaulted. 

Focal Point
1980Apr232015DR Congo300000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.30588729.380188

Three UN contracted demining personnel were abducted on Goma-Rutshuru road in North Kivu province by armed gunmen.

Official Report
1982Jun182015DR Congo020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.18420829.445591

Three INGO staff members, two male, and one female were reported abducted after their vehicle was ambushed on Ishasha-Nyamilima road in Rutshuru, Northern Kivu. The female was immediately released but the two male staff members remained captive until their release on June 22nd. 

Official Report
1988Jun292015DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingRaidHome-4.31010515.275558

An national INGO staff member was shot during a home invasion by a group of armed gunmen. The assailants stole money and fled when police approached the scene. 

Official Report
2020Nov12015DR Congo00140000014140000141400KidnappingUnknownProject site-1.18557029.446951

Fourteen NGO national staff members (including 2 drivers) were abducted by unknown assailants while they were returning from a fact-finding mission in Katwiguru town within Rutshuru. They were released two days later on November 3rd. 

Media
2064Feb172016DR Congo010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackHome-1.65850129.220455

An armed individual broke into the house of an national INGO worker and shot him. He also stole the victim's vehicle and valuables. The INGO aid worker died as a result of the attack.

Official Report
2070Feb2016DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingAmbushPublic location-4.29790528.956099

Armed assailants fired upon an INGO vehicle, injuring the driver who had to be take to Fizi hospital. 

Official Report
2071Mar22016DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad-4.42384526.670074

Three national INGO aid workers were kidnapped from an INGO convoy traveling from Kasungho on Mrach 2nd. They were released on March 8th, according to a UN official. 

Official Report
2086May32016DR Congo000300003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad2.77580920.485489

Three INGO truck drivers were intercepted by gunpoint on Bambu-Kirima road in Katora village and kidnapped. They were freed on Friday, May 6th.

Official Report
2098Jun32016DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown-3.03159728.993615

Armed gunmen ambushed two INGO vehicles and robbed the passengers at gunpoint. The driver was injured and had to be treated at a hospital. 

Official Report
2101May252016DR Congo020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad-0.59489629.09727

Four INGO staff members were ambushed by armed men in Timbo-Timbo, North Kivu while travelling in two separate vehicles. Two of the ambushed staff members managed to escape. Two remaining staff members were released on the sixth day and did not suffer maltreatment.

Official Report
2117Dec152015DR Congo020000001100112110KidnappingUnknownUnknown-0.79177329.045993

On Tuesday 15 December, 2 INGO staff members were kidnapped in North Kivu, DRC. They were released unharmed the next day.

Focal Point
2118Mar22015DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown-0.79177329.045993

Three INGO staff members were kidnapped on March 2nd by unknown assailants in North Kivu province. They were allegedly released a few days later according to a UN official who made a comment about the release via the agency's social media account. 

Media
2141Mar92015DR Congo020000002200002200KidnappingUnknownUnknown-4.03833321.758664

Two male INGO aid workers were kidnapped and held for over 24 hours. 

Focal Point
2155Aug162016DR Congo010000000001011010KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.39888328.815942

Two INGO vehicles were ambushed along the Mweso-Kalembe road in Misinga village, North Kivu on August 16th. The armed assailants shot and wounded an international INGO staff member. Three national INGO staff members were also abducted during the attack and then released later on in the day.

Official Report
2159Sep52016DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.64399029.185867

Three INGO vehicles were intercepted by gunmen at Misinga village along Mweso – Kalembe road. Three INGO workers were abducted. They were released on Wednesday, September 7th. 

Official Report
2160Sep52016DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.72474427.676277

Three INGO staff were shot at by suspected LRA rebels when traveling between Gangala and Masombo. The driver was shot in the shoulder and had to be admitted to a health center in Doruma and later medevac'd to Nyakonde. 

Official Report
2196Sep222016DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.10165529.212646

Three INGO national staff members were abducted on the Kinyandonyi-Rugarama road in North Kivu when their vehicle was ambushed by unknown armed assailants. 

Official Report
2209Aug112016DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown1.21744119.800838

Two robbers shot and killed an INGO aid worker during a robbery and stole a significant amount of money which was reportedly part of the organization's payroll funds. 

Official Report
2222Dec282016DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location-3.37288429.144879

One INGO staff member was shot in front of his home by an unidentified assailant in the Songo quarter of Uvira town. 

Official Report
2273Mar252016DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-3.37288429.144879

One INGO male national employee was shot and killed by criminals in Uvira while performing payroll duties. 

Media
2275Apr132017DR Congo010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown0.49901229.452754

A national staff member from an INGO that was abducted on April 13th in the Grand Nord Beni Region, south of Lubero Territory, managed to escape. Having intended to target a person from a specific INGO, the perpetrators had accidentally abducted the wrong person.

Official Report
2288May52017DR Congo034000015600117106KidnappingAmbushRoad-3.03706928.315887

Over 30 INGO and NGO staff members were abducted when militiamen ambushed and fired at a convoy of four INGO and NGO vehicles on the Mwenga-Tubimbi road. Most of the abductees were rescued during a rescue operation but six staff members (including one international) were still being held by the militia. One of the drivers was seriously wounded in the attack and taken to the hospital. 

Official Report
2298Jun72017DR Congo001100002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad0.50080529.435120

One aid worker from the ICRC and one from the national Red Cross were kidnapped on June 7th, between Kirumba and Beni in North Kivu province. The organization did not mention who was responsible for the kidnapping, however, a number of militias are active in that region. Both aid workers were released on June 15th.

Official Report
2369Feb172018DR Congo030000201300003300UnknownUnknownUnknown-1.18557029.446951

Two aid workers were killed and one abducted on February 17th. The attack occurred in the village of Mushikiri located on the Nyanzalé-Bwalanda-Kibirizi axis, in the territory of Rutshuru, North Kivu province. Unidentified armed men carried out the attack and the subsequent abduction of the national INGO staff members. 

Media
2379Mar182018DR Congo010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown-0.15496029.243701

A national staff member for an INGO was killed by gunmen in Bwatsinge village, Lubero. At this time there is no further information available about this incident. 

Official Report
2381Feb272018DR Congo020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.66586829.211771

Gunmen intercepted and abducted an INGO contracted driver and his assistant along the Mweso-Kalembe road axis. The vehicle was clearly marked. No additional information about their whereabouts is available at this time. 

Official Report
2382Mar172018DR Congo001000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad-0.05022129.514285

According to a report, on March 17th a 20-vehicle NGO convoy was attacked by armed assailants in Virunga Park. During the attack, the convoy lead was injured and needed to be taken to the hospital. Twenty-one people from the convoy were abducted by the armed group and were still being held in captivity on March 20th, 2018. Until a few details can be confirmed, the twenty-one people that have reportedly been abducted are not yet counted here. 

Official Report
2402Apr212018DR Congo020000020200002200Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound2.85902330.838409

Two unarmed security guards at an INGO compound were administered an unknown drug in order to incapacitate them and facilitate a break-in into three different INGO offices on the compound. The perpetrators stole vehicles and laptops. Both of the security guards required medical attention. 

Official Report
2411May132018DR Congo010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad-4.8636228.75435

One INGO staff member was abducted near Penemede, near the administrative border between South Kivu and Maniema, when armed men ambushed an INGO motorcycle convey composed of five workers. Two motorcycles were also taken in the attack. The whereabouts of the worker and the motive for the attack are unknown at this time. 

Official Report
2416May222018DR Congo020000020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushRoad1.57274730.240077

Armed assailants ambushed an INGO vehicle that was transporting cash from an airfield to the city center in Irumu territory. When the vehicle came under fire, the four aid workers onboard abandoned the vehicle and ran to hide in the bush. Although two aid workers were able to escape, the other two were found by the gunmen. They were assaulted and stabbed. 

Official Report
2507Jul122018DR Congo020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad-6.27401227.924900

Two INGO national staff members were released on July 13th after IDPs negotiated for their release with the assailants who abducted them the previous day along the Kalemie-Nyemba-Nyunzu road near Nyemba village. A total of 6 staff members were stopped on the road, robbed, and then 4 were released leaving two with the assailants until the next day.

Official Report
2508Jul212018DR Congo001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown-0.15367929.179937

One local NGO national staff member was kidnapped between the early hours of July 21-22 in Kasesa village, west of Lubero. 

Official Report
2510Aug32018DR Congo700000007700007700KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.39847428.814284

Seven UN local implementing partners were abducted in North Kivu on August 2nd, 2018. The convoy of two vehicles was stopped by armed assailants East of Masisi center. The Congolese nationals were kidnapped but the two drivers and their vehicles were released. On August 3rd, two of the seven staff members were released after being seriously assaulted. They were treated for their wounds in Masisi. Reportedly a ransom has been requested for the remaining staff members.

Official Report
2527Oct22018DR Congo002000020200002002Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site0.14069229.335015

Two members of the Red Cross were wounded when community members attacked them while they were performing safe Ebola burials in Butembo. They were treated in the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. 

Media
2538Nov152018DR Congo020000200200002200ShootingAmbushRoad-5.99350229.163729

Two INGO staff members were killed in an ambush while travelling by motorcycle between Fatuma and Maendeleo village along the Kalemie-Moba road axis. The bodies were recovered and brought back to Kalemie on November 17th, 2018. The means of attack consisted of bodily assualt by stabbing and shooting. It is currently unknown who the perpetrators were and what the motive was for the attack. 

Official Report
2539Nov112018DR Congo001000001100001010UnknownUnknownUnknown-1.55405929.189061

The head of a local NGO was reported missing in Goma. For the purposes of the AWSD, this incident was listed as a kidnapping, however, that has not been confirmed and, therefore, the designation is likely to change. According to reports, she is mentioned as being an activist. Whether that had something to do with her disappearance cannot be confirmed. 

Official Report
2548Dec172018DR Congo100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad-1.36043228.791950

One male UN Agency driver was shot and killed during an ambush of their 2-vehicle convoy, roughly 70km north-west of Goma at Loashi at 8:30am. The food distribution mission aimed to reached Nyabiondo, but was reportedly ambushed by three armed men in civilian clothes.

Official Report
2555Aug192018DR Congo000400004400004004KidnappingUnknownUnknown-6.69983329.498361

Four members of the Red Cross were reportedly kidnapped in Katanga state, Tanganyika province, by a group of Hapa Na Pale Mayi Mayi militants. It is unkown whether the members have been released. 

Media
2596Jun122018DR Congo010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome-5.94602129.196717

One national male INGO staff member was wounded outside of his residence when perpetrators assaulted him with a machete. They also stole his personal belongings and it is reported that was most likely the primary motive. The incident occurred in Kalemie, Tanganyika province. 

Focal Point
2597Jul202018DR Congo010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome-5.94602129.196717

One INGO national staff member was assaulted with a machete and wooden bats by perpetrators during a robbery of his residence. Personal belongings were taken and the primary motive for this incident was reported to be theft. The incident occurred in Kalemie, Tanganyika. 

Focal Point
2647Aug172018DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingRaidProject site-3.38413029.141500

Three INGO contractors were kidnapped during a raid on their project site in Uvira. The were released after several days.  

Focal Point
2609Mar242019DR Congo100000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown0.12989929.292641

One UN staff member was assaulted by a group of Butembo residents and alleged family members of an Ebola victim. A total of three UN staff were assaulted, with only one injured and treated at the local Ebola treatment center. This incident follows a trend of numerous attacks on aid workers in North Kivu throughout March 2019.

Official Report
2615Jan152018DR Congo020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad-6.30574428.140761

Two national staff members were ambushed on the road and kidnapped in Bendera, Tanganyika. They were released three days later and the primary motive is suspected to have been financial.  

Focal Point
2631Feb202018DR Congo100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad3.221229.0824

One male UN contracted driver was shot and killed when his truck was ambushed while transporting food items in South Kivu by Uvira town. 

Focal Point
2637Apr112018DR Congo100000010100001100Bodily assaultCombat/CrossfireRoad4.093929.0827

One male national UN contracted driver was injured during a reported altercation with a DRC Armed Forces (FARDC) Officer. The staff member was taken to the Baraka hospital and later transferred to Bukavu hospital the following day.

Focal Point
2643Jan182018DR Congo020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad

Two national staff members were ambushed on the road and kidnapped. They were released after 30 hours. The motive was reported to be most likely financial in nature.

Focal Point
2654Apr192019DR Congo200000010110012200ShootingRaidProject site0.12777829.2875

On April 19 2019, one male international UN aid worker was shot and killed, while another male national staff member was shot and wounded. The perpetrators reported to be armed militia, attacked the ebola treatment group in Butembo with indiscriminate use of firearms. Attacks on ebola response aid workers have recently been common in areas of the DRC affected, causing some medical INGOs to withdraw. 

Media
2677Feb52019DR Congo000001010100001001Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site0.483329.45

One Ebola response team member was assaulted and injured when a group of local residents clashed with aid workers after the transfer of an Ebola case to Tako villiage in Beni Territory. The organization is listed as other due to likely World Bank funding. 

Official Report
2678Mar312019DR Congo000002020200002002Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site0.1529.283333

Two Ebola response team members were assaulted and injured by a group of local residents in Butembo. The team was preforming a burial of one Ebola victim in Mwemero Cellule, Wayene Quarter, Bulengera Commune of Butembo, when they were attacked. The injured staff were taken to the Butembo Ebola sub-coordination office for first aid. Organization is listed as other due to likely World Bank funding.  

Official Report
2684May252019DR Congo000001100100001100UnknownMob violenceProject site0.51789529.311459

One member of the Ebola team for prevention and control of infections died after suffering serious injuries during an attack. Reports indicate local residents of the Mabalako health sector in Vusahiro village attacked the Ebola team. The seriously injured staff member was being transfered to a hospital when he succumed to his wounds. Organization is listed as 'other' due to likely World Bank funding. 

Media
2710Apr242019DR Congo040000003300114004KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.38497728.092944

3 national and 1 international INGO staff members were ambushed approximately 18km outside the city of Walikale on the Malikale-Masisi road, while returning from Mpofi. During the ambush the 4 staff members were kidnapped by unknown perpetrators. 2 national staff were later released, but one national and one international remain held by the kidnappers. 

ACLED
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.

Archived
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

Archived
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

Archived
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.

Archived
152Jul52001Central African Republic100000000010011100UnknownUnknownUnknown4.36169718.555978

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

Archived
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.  

Archived
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
1250May42011Central African Republic040000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad9.558749522.1340055

Four INGO national staff were ambushed, abducted and robbed, and held for three days.  They were released unharmed

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
1516Jul192013Central African Republic010000000001011100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown4.36169818.555975

An INGO Country Director was wounded after being shot. Two unidentified men attacked him as he was parking his car, asking for the keys to the vehicle and, as he tried to escape, he was hit in the leg by a bullet.

Focal Point
1574Sep72013Central African Republic020000200200002200ShootingIndividual attackRoad6.49123917.45499

During an evacuation, two national staffers of an INGO were killed in transit while returning to base from a construction site in the area of Bossangoa.

Focal Point
1621Dec52013Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingRaidHome4.36169818.555975

One off-duty INGO national staff member was shot and killed by armed intruders at his home.  The attack seems to have been religiously motivated.

Focal Point
1657Mar82014Central African Republic000100100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound8.41023820.651292

One ICRC staff member was killed during a clash between French troops and Seleka rebels.  Three other ICRC staff were present but were unhurt.

Official Report
1660Mar92014Central African Republic001000100100001100ShootingUnknownHome4.36180318.555973

A Central African Red Cross volunteer was shot and killed in his parents' home. 

Official Report
1667Mar192014Central African Republic010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidProject site4.24996218.416691

One INGO driver was stabbed by armed men who seized a water pump and demanded money for its return.

Official Report
1671Jan142014Central African Republic001000100100001001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown4.36169718.555978

A national NGO staff member was stabbed, allegedly by a group of young Muslims, and found dead.

Official Report
1687Jul42013Central African Republic010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad5.76653420.683388

One INGO staff member was beaten by Seleka members at a checkpoint.  

Focal Point
1698Apr262014Central African Republic030000300300003003ShootingRaidProject site7.09997916.933402

Three INGO staff members were killed by armed ex-Seleka members during a meeting with community leaders to discuss medical care and access. The ex-Seleka proceeded to rob the office.  Fifteen other individuals, all local chiefs, were killed as well.  

Official Report
1705May12014Central African Republic100000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown4.36153818.555595

A UNHCR driver, on a personal visit to PK12 in BANGUI, was abducted by armed elements believed to belong to an Anti-Balaka faction. His body was later found in PK16.

Official Report
1780Nov72013Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.36236118.554524

An INGO-contracted driver, while driving from a program site to a hotel parking lot, was shot and killed by most likely ex-Seleka soldiers.  There may have been an ethnic/religious component to the attack. 

Focal Point
1806Aug2013Central African Republic010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad5.99837124.334143

One INGO staff member was shot and critically injured during an attempted carjacking/robbery. Three others were also in the vehicle, but they were unharmed.

Focal Point
1812Aug202014Central African Republic001000100100001001ShootingMob violencePublic location4.36660218.552499

One local Red Cross worker was killed by a bullet while trying to evacuate casualties during violent demonstrations in front of the MINUSCA headquarters in Bangui.

Official Report
1814Apr302014Central African Republic030000003300003102KidnappingAmbushRoad8.40908920.650555

Three INGO staff members, while driving a truck to Ndele, were stopped and detained by Anti-Balaka.  There are unconfirmed reports that two of the three may have been killed the next day.

Official Report
1831Sep252014Central African Republic070000070700007007Landmine Combat/CrossfireProject site4.36834918.55663

Seven INGO staff members were wounded by the explosion of a grenade, which detonated while they were cleaning a ditch. 

Official Report
1864Dec102014Central African Republic010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.31667517.46667

An INGO vehicle was ambushed by armed men while it carreid a patient to a hospital. The driver (and the patient) received serious stab wounds.

Official Report
1866Dec192014Central African Republic001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location6.666617119.7954915

One national Red Cross volunteer was killed by crossfire in armed clashes in Mbres.

Media
1874Jan192015Central African Republic010000000000111010KidnappingIndividual attackPublic location4.36666718.583333

A french aidworker working for a charity organization was abducted at gunpoint in Bangui, Central African Republic and released unharmed on January 23, 2015.

Media
1922Feb282014Central African Republic020000000002022020Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound7.116.933333

Two INGO international staff members were wounded during an armed robbery at the office.

Focal Point
1955Oct152014Central African Republic010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome7.4763215.54011

A national female staff worker for an INGO was attacked in her home with a machete during a home invasion. She fully recovered in the hospital. 

Focal Point
1959Apr252014Central African Republic010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.36666718.583333

One national INGO aid worker was assaulted in Bangui while on his way home after work. He later died in the hospital as a result of his injuries. 

Focal Point
1983Jun272015Central African Republic010000010100001101ShootingAmbushRoad5.76920720.672150

Armed men fired upon three INGO staff members that were traveling via motorcycles on the Ippy-Bambari road. One of the staff members was seriously injured and was taken to Bangui hospital. The armed men stole the INGO worker's bag and fled. 

Official Report
1986Jul182015Central African Republic100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad5.81975914.911966

A UN contracted driver was shot and killed when miliants opened fire on the relief convoy near Baboua. 

Official Report
2000Aug222015Central African Republic002000010101012200Bodily assaultMob violencePublic location5.76434520.670528

Two members of the Red Cross were wounded with a knife strike during a demonstration. The voilent demonstration occurred after a young muslim man was reportedly killed by anti-Balaka militants.

Official Report
2017Sep262015Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingUnknownPublic location4.39467318.55819

One national INGO staff member was fleeing shooting in Bangui when he was shot himself. He later died as a result of his injuries. 

Official Report
2029Nov232015Central African Republic020000200200002002ShootingRaidHome6.99603719.185032

A national INGO staff member in Kaga-Bandoro was shot and killed when armed robbers broke into his house. Another INGO staff member from a different INGO was also killed by a gunshot wound.

Official Report
2091May182016Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad7.16978617.306643

A national driver for an INGO was shot and killed by armed men in an attack on a convoy. The attack occured in Kouki, 250 miles north of Bangui. 

Media
2099Jun172016Central African Republic010000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad5.72594719.078274

An INGO truck driver was killed during an ambush by six armed men on two trucks in Amou. 

Official Report
2102Mar302016Central African Republic020000020200002002Aerial bombardmentRaidPublic location5.76434520.670528

Two people on a motorcycle threw a grenade into a popular restuarant in Bambari near the central market. About 11 people were injured, including two INGO staff members that had to be medically evacuated to Bangui. One waitress died (not countered here) and 6 other humanitarian staff members from a local NGO and a UN agency were injured (pending further investigation before entry into AWSD).  

Official Report
2104Jun242016Central African Republic010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackPublic location6.99603719.185032

An INGO staff member was killed in a hotel in Kaga Bandoro. 

Official Report
2115Oct62015Central African Republic200000200200002002ShootingAmbushRoad5.38479816.990356

On 6 October,a private truck part of a Minusca-escorted convoy from Cameroon and carrying UN food commodities was looted near the town of Yaloke,along Bossemptele-Bangui axis.The incident occurred after armed men had opened fire against the convoy, killing one truck driver and wounding another one who later succumber to injuries once at the hospital.

Focal Point
2120Feb102015Central African Republic010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown6.53903621.991001

One INGO security guard was caught in the crossfire when French and ex-Seleka forces began heavy fighting. A stray bullet grazed his head and he recieved medical attention for his wound. 

Focal Point
2130Mar232015Central African Republic020000020200002200Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound10.29330922.782249

An armed gang entered an INGO compound and assaulted the a guard and a driver. Both required some medical attention. 

Focal Point
2184Nov82016Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.91944017.424316

An INGO male staff member was shot and killed by armed men while he was driving his motorcycle to work.

Official Report
2279Apr272017Central African Republic001000100100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.941870023.6557400

The remains of an NGO aid worker were discovered in Selim. He had been abducted by gunmen with suspected associations to the LRA while travelling on a motorbike between Selim and Rafai. 

Official Report
2295Jun72017Central African Republic001000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.46541120.577393

On June 14th, one NGO national staff member was injured during a robbery in Bamingui-Bangoran Prefecture a short distance from Ndélé on Ndélé-Ngolongosso road. An unknown number of men assaulted the aid worker and took his money. The staff member received medical attention at the prefecture hospital. 

Official Report
2301Jun262017Central African Republic001000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackOffice/compound4.73357022.827648

One male Red Cross volunteer was killed in Bangassou by an armed group while he was in the organization's compound in an area that is a base for an anti-Balaka affiliated group. There is no further information about this attack.

Official Report
2304Jul162017Central African Republic001000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.53903621.991001

A national staff member of an NGO was shot dead in Bria while transporting a sick person to the local hospital. 

Official Report
2306Jul182017Central African Republic010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown6.53903621.991001

One national staff member of an INGO was killed by fighters from the Popular Front for the Central African Renaissance which is an ex-Seleka faction. There are no other details about this incident at this time.  

Official Report
2308Aug32017Central African Republic00100001000100000100010ShootingRaidProject site5.03333323.25

Ten Red Cross volunteers were killed in Gambo, Central African Republic. According to a Red Cross media statement, the volunteers were participating in a crisis meeting at a medical center when they were attacked. 

Media
2314Sep42017Central African Republic010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location6.53903621.991001

One INGO staff member is in critical condition after being stabbed by a person reportedly affiliated with the ex-Seleka faction, the Popular Front for the Central African Renaissance. The incident took place in front of a hospital in Bria and the motive for the attack is unknown. 

Official Report
2319Sep72017Central African Republic010000100100001100Kidnap-killingRaidRoad7.31151218.311720

One INGO aid worker was killed in Bogidi when gunmen with possible associations to the ex-Seleka faction raided the organization's distribution site. The victim and two other INGO aid workers were told to follow the perpetrators to the authorities. Sometime during the transfer, they singled out the temporary worker (hired for the day) and drove away with him. He was later killed for reasons that remain unclear. The two other staff members in the car were released. 

Official Report
2327Nov42017Central African Republic000100100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.99643619.191914

One male ICRC aid worker was shot and killed when the convoy he was driving in was attacked by armed assailants while they were on their way to deliver humanitarian aid. According to an official statement, the attack appears to have been a robbery attempt, which occurred east of Kaga Bandoro. The vehicle had been clearly marked with the ICRC emblem. 

Official Report
2331Nov112017Central African Republic100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad6.91867319.186249

A UN agency mechanic that was traveling as part of a humanitarian convoy was physically assaulted and robbed. The convoy was on its way to Kaga Bandoro from Nana-Outta village when the attack occurred. The mechanic was later treated for his injuries at Kaga Bandoro hospital. The convoy was escorted to its destination by a patrol without further incident. 

Official Report
2332Nov142017Central African Republic001000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidProject site5.39565026.491673

On 14 November, South Sudanese refugees attempted to loot an INGO warehouse. During food distribution, one NGO worker was assaulted by the refugees and suffered injuries that need to be treated at Obo Hospital.

Official Report
2339Dec82017Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingRaidHome7.69493018.626469

One male national aid worker was killed in Kabo after gunman raided his home and shot him. His death is the latest in a week of clashes between two armed groups in the country. The aid worker, age 35, died in the hospital. According to reports, at least 10 people have been killed during the week-long clashes between armed groups. 

Media
2351Jan302018Central African Republic010000010100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad7.47118218.451663

A national staff member was kidnapped on January 29th in Ouhman Prefecture. Two INGO vehicles were reportedly intercepted by combatants from the Mouvement Patriotique pour la Centrafrique / Front Populaire pour la Renaissance de Centrafrique (MPC/FPRC). An international staff member that was traveling as part of the convoy in another vehicle was also stopped but allowed to continue. The abducted staff member was found on February 2nd in critical condition after having been tortured. 

Official Report
2357Feb192018Central African Republic010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.41015120.648179

One INGO staff member was kidnapped and held for three days by the Front Populaire pour la Renaissance de Centrafrique (FPRC). A ransom was demanded for the release of the staff member and it was paid, however, it is not clear whether it was a family member or another individual or entity that paid for his release. 

Official Report
2361Feb272018Central African Republic105000600600006006ShootingAmbushRoad7.09091117.668887

Suspected Ex-Seleka members shot and killed six people at an illegal checkpoint south of Makounda in Ouham Prefecture. One of the victims was a national UN education consultant and five were staff members from a local non-governmental organization. The perpetrators, reportedly belonging to the MPC faction, set the vehicle on fire after the shooting. The aid workers were on their way to Makounda.  

Official Report
2427Mar242017Central African Republic010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location6.87699231.306979

A national staff member was struck by a stray round in the marketplace. The staff member was not on-duty at the time and the incident was most likely not the result of him working for an international non-governmental organization. 

Focal Point
2429Aug162017Central African Republic010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound5.76434520.670528

An assailant attempted to murder a guard on the organization's compound in Bambari. He was stabbed in the back four times by one assailant. He was taken to the hospital and although he was seriously injured, he survived the attack. Although the motive for the attack is difficult to ascertain, it should be mentioned that the compound was later robbed by four individuals.  

Focal Point
2498Jun132018Central African Republic100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad6.99603719.185032

A number of UN contracted trucks were looted on the Kaga-Bandoro axis in Ouham Prefecture. The armed men forced the vehicles to stop and physically assaulted the truck drivers. A total of four contracted drivers were assaulted with one being injured. The food items that were on the truck were stolen by the perpetrators and the injured driver was admitted into a medical facility for treatment. 

Official Report
2499Jul162018Central African Republic010000010100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound7.30080418.288171

One national staff member was shot when armed assailants forced their way into an INGO compound and opened fire, before fleeing. The INGO was then secured by a MINUSCA patrol and the injured staff member received medical treatment for their injuries. The motive for the attack is being investigated. 

Official Report
2513Aug12018Central African Republic001000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad5.03784521.209981

A national staff member of a local NGO was found dead on the road between Alindao airfield and the city center. His motorcycle was also found charred. No further details are available at this time. 

Official Report
2519Aug252018Central African Republic020000200200002002ShootingUnknownUnknown5.10223020.412070

Two national staff members were reportedly killed during clashes between anti-Balaka elements and Rassemblement Patriotique pour le Renouveau de Centrafrique (RPRC) combatants in Bournou. Eleven other people were injured in the incident. It is currently unknown whether any of the injured are aid workers. 

Official Report
2543Nov242018Central African Republic020000002200002002KidnappingRaidProject site7.29930315.528852

Two INGO local staff members were kidnapped in Gbama village, Haute-Kotto prefecture. Reports say that they were abducted by anti-Balaka fighters as they were providing vaccinations to children in the village. The aid workers were also tortured. 

Official Report
2558Jan52019Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound7.300804 18.288171

One male INGO staff member was shot by a group of armed men who entered the INGO compound in Batangafo by force and demanded to see the field coordinator. Once their request was denied, the group opened fire shooting the staff member. They then fired an RPG and fled. MINUSCA responded and transported the injured staff member to the hospital where he died of his injuries. Seven INGO staff members were transported out of the compound to an temporary location for security. 

Official Report
2566Jan152019Central African Republic100000000001011100ShootingAmbushRoad4.39467318.558189

One male UN international staff member was injured when shot during a carjacking incident at the 14 villas neighbourhood of Bangui.  After injuring him in the leg, the two unknown assailants fled the scene with the staff members vehicle, which was later recovered by security forces in the Yasmadi neighbourhodd of Bangui. The international staff member was treated at a hospital and is in stable condition. 

Official Report
2568Jan182019Central African Republic001000100100001100UnknownRaidHome5.76794820.675651

One male humanitarian staff was killed during a violent burglary of his home in Bambari. It is unknown at this time whether or not he was employeed by a local or international organization. 

Media
2572May92018Central African Republic010000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidHome719.18333

One national INGO staff member was injured when armed men in uniform broke into the staff members home, and assaulted then robbed the indiviual of cash and valuables. 

Official Report
2601Mar152019Central African Republic010000010100001001ShootingRaidProject site7.39083618.392444

One national INGO employee was shot and wounded by two armed assailants while reportedly distributing food near Bamara-Kassai (17km North of Batangafo). The staff member was evacuated to Batangafo for medical attention, and the assailants fled before a UN patrol arrived. 

Official Report
2595Oct232018Central African Republic020000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.96718320.093937

Two national male INGO staff members were assaulted during a robbery. The theft occurred on the road while they were traveling between Chenda and Kedja village. The staff members were assaulted after valuables were taken. 

Focal Point
2646Apr42019Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad7.318.3

One national male INGO staff member was shot and killed while travelling by Bolhom village at approximately 6:00am. The staff members motorcycle was also taken by the unknown perpetrators. 

Official Report
2610Jan192019Central African Republic010000100100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown5.76794820.675651

One INGO staff member and a local teacher (not counted here) were reportedly killed amidst a barrage of gunfire on January 19, 2019 in Bambari Town. Reports indicate UCP militants and UN soldiers were present in the area and involved in the violent clash.

Media
2613Mar302019Central African Republic010000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad5.51377920.827387

One national INGO staff member was injured when armed assailants reportedly began shooting at the group riding motorcycles around 1:10pm. The staff member and 3 others were travelling near the town of Pavika on the Alindao-Bangassou axis, when their group was attacked on the road. The injured staff member was admitted to a local hospital for treatment.

Official Report
2636Nov112018Central African Republic100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad5.53016.320

One male national UN contracted staff member was shot and killed during an ambush. He was travelling on the road between Bassangoa and Paoua when his truck carrying food items was ambushed by unknown assailants. 

Focal Point
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.

Archived
31Nov1997Congo000300120300003003UnknownAmbushUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

1 ICRC natl staff killed and 2 wounded in ambush.

Archived
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

Archived
222Mar2003Cote D'Ivoire005000500500005005UnknownUnknownUnknown7.9897371-5.5679458

5 RC national staff killed.

Archived
1061May182010Cameroon100000010100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown9.307069813.3934527

Staff member (driver) was injured in an ambush.

Focal Point
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.

Archived
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.

Archived
1498Mar272012Cameroon000001010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome4.16711799.2427429

One aid worker was injured by armed robbers in his private home. 

Focal Point
1500Dec222012Cameroon000001000001011010Rape/sexual assault RaidHome4.612552213.1535811

One international staff member was robbed and raped.

Focal Point
1632Jan22014Cameroon200000001100112200KidnappingUnknownProject site4.97664714.042994

Two UN staff members were held against their will by refugees who believed the presence of the UN would prevent an attack by local villagers (the refugees feared a retaliatory attack as there was an altercation between the two parties on 1 January 2014).  One UN staff member was released on 3 January 2014, and the other on 4 January 2014. 

Official Report
2134Apr152015Cameroon010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome3.84803211.502075

An international staff member was driving home and stopped in front of it when 5 armed men with knifes attacked the staff member and wounded his hand. They broke the windows of the car to get to him. They robbed the staff member of his money, valuables, documents and forced him to drive away with them. Later he managed to escape. He was hospitalized due to the wounds sustained during the attack. 

Focal Point
2119May212015Cameroon020000020200002020ShootingAmbushRoad6.51639714.291927

Two INGO national staff members were shot after being ambushed by armed assailants while travelling from the project site back to their base of operations. 

Focal Point
2661Jul272018Cameroon010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location3.86666711.516667

One male national INGO staff member was injured in a pub in Yaoundé after being attacked and beaten. Information about the perpetrators is unknown. 

Focal Point
2663Nov42018Cameroon010000000001011001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown9.313.4

Two international INGO staff were assaulted and robbed of their phones. One staff member was hit by a perpetrator and required stitches on the wound. 

Focal Point
2693Apr192019Cameroon001000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackOffice/compound4.1666679.233333

One male national NGO staff member was kidnapped outside of his office in Buea town and held for several days by a non-state armed group active in the area.

Media
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.

Archived
415Dec2005Colombia020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.8930783-73.7845072

2 INGO national staff detained and held by FARC overnight.

Archived
281Feb2004Colombia002000200200002002ShootingUnknownUnknown2.8930783-73.7845072

2 NGO national staff shot and killed.

Archived
190Sep2002Colombia004000400400004004UnknownUnknownUnknown2.8930783-73.7845072

4 NGO national staff murdered.

Archived
120Jul272000Colombia010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.8930783-73.7845072

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

Archived
92Nov101999Colombia000100000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.8930783-73.7845072

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

Archived
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
586Dec112007Algeria11000005207310411632Vehicle-born IEDUnknownOffice/compound36.7753483.0600655

3 UN international (1 Filipino, 1 Senegalese, 1 Danish) staff and 5 UN national staff killed, 1 UN international staff and 2 UN national staff injured in the blast at the UN compound. Al Qaeda claimed responsibility. 

Archived
2658May142018Algeria010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackHome36.8833333.716667

One international female INGO consultant was raped by two individuals in their home on May 14, 2018 in Djinet town. The staff member was offered a site seeing trip by the couple, who then kidnapped her and took her to their residence where the sexual assault occured. After an investigation charges were laid on both individuals. 

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
489Nov82006Eritrea200000000002022002Landmine AmbushRoad15.2537.5

Two UN international staff seriously injured when their car hit a landmine in the middle of the main road from Tsorena to Forto, inside the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ), Nov. 8.

Archived
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.

Archived
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.

Focal Point
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).

Focal Point
964Jan32010Ethiopia100000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionUnknown5.952697543.5522312

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

Focal Point
942Mar12009Ethiopia100000010100001010Bodily assaultMob violenceUnknown5.952697543.5522312

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

Focal Point
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.

Focal Point
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.

Focal Point
475Sep202006Ethiopia000200001100112002KidnappingUnknownUnknown9.14540.489673

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

Archived
103Feb2000Ethiopia020000100101012002UnknownAmbushUnknown9.14540.489673

1 INGO national staff killed and 1 international staff wounded when vehicle ambushed.

Archived
73Apr1999Ethiopia010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown9.14540.489673

1 INGO international (French) staff kidnapped and later released

Archived
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

Archived
22Sep241997Ethiopia200000200200002101ShootingIndividual attackUnknown8.5305644.795

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

Archived
1281Aug52011Ethiopia100000010100001001Aerial bombardmentRaidPublic location6.7444.27806

A UN national staff member was injured in a grenade attack in a restaurant in Kebridehar.

Archived
1479Oct282012Ethiopia010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown9.14540.489673

One national INGO staff member was assaulted by a gang armed with crude weapons.

Focal Point
1689Oct292013Ethiopia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown4.48294441.664859

One INGO staff member was abducted and very severely beaten by three armed militia men.  The attack may be related to tribal politics. 

Focal Point
1713Jul222013Ethiopia100000100100001100ShootingUnknownPublic location8.21889443.557972

One UN-contracted warehouse worker was shot and killed by armed men suspected to be part of an insurgent group.

Focal Point
1923Aug92014Ethiopia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site8.46666734.033333

An INGO driver was assaulted by 5 youths after getting out of his truck to apologise for splashing someone when driving past. 

Focal Point
1924Aug72014Ethiopia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site8.46666734.033333

An INGO driver and two passengers in a water supply truck were attacked en-route within their project site when they stopped. A group of people on the road attacked them after an altercation, which resulted in the physical assault of the passenger. The driver and secondary passenger managed to run away with minor injuries (not counted here). 

Focal Point
1931Jun92014Ethiopia010000010100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown9.14540.489673

IED attack. The attack wounded one male national staff worker. No further information is available. 

Focal Point
1934Dec112014Ethiopia010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.98060338.757761

Three assailants armed with stones attacked an international staff member and robbed him. The staff member was hospitalzed as a result of his injuries. 

Focal Point
2135Sep282015Ethiopia010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad8.98060338.757761

An international staff member was attacked and hit with a stone on the head by two young men. He was rendered unconscious for a brief moment at which time the assailants stole his valuables. After returning to his guest house in the same area, the owner took him to the hospital where the wound on his head was stitched up. He remained in the hospital.

Focal Point
2143Feb112015Ethiopia010000010100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown9.14500040.489673

One INGO male national staff member was assaulted. The circumstances around this incident are unknown. However, the man suffered a concussion and an injury to his ear. 

Focal Point
2623Jun252018Ethiopia010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad9.50000041.883330

A male staff member of an INGO was killed when the public transport bus he was riding on was shot at by armed attackers. A total of 26 people were on the bus, of which 3 were killed and others wounded. 

Focal Point
2641Oct232018Ethiopia100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site9.542.7

One male national UN contracted driver was shot and seriously wounded while distributing food in an IDP camp in Chinaksen. 

Focal Point
2692May192018Ethiopia100000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.2534.583333

One male UN agency staff member was assualted and killed in Gambela around 9:00pm May 19, 2018. The staff member arrived in Gambela from Pugnido at 5:00pm and reportedly met friends and colleagues at a local hotel. Reports indicate the staff members body was found at 1:00am and cause of death determined to be a large head injury resulting in blood loss. Another UN agency staff member is in custody in relation to the death. 

Focal Point
537Apr292007Fiji000001000001011100Bodily assaultRaidHome-18.1415884178.4421662

1 donor agency international staff former policeman was bashed on Sunday night after four thugs broke into his home and tied him up. Suva police said yesterday that the man needed 15 stitches.

Archived
536Apr172007Fiji000002000002022002UnknownRaidPublic location-18.1415884178.4421662

2 donor agency international staff, believed to be former policemen, suffered minor injuries after they were caught up in the robbery of a Suva restaurant, April 17.

Archived
153Jul2001Fiji001000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackHome-18.1239696179.0122737

1 national RC worker killed at home.

Archived
124Aug2000Georgia000300001100223120KidnappingUnknownUnknown42.1453300545.3025268

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

Archived
135Dec2000Guinea010000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackOffice/compound10.7226226-10.7083587

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

Archived
130Dec2000Guinea100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown10.7226226-10.7083587

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

Archived
127Sep2000Guinea200000000010122002KidnappingUnknownUnknown10.7226226-10.7083587

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

Archived
1829Sep162014Guinea010000100100001100Bodily assaultMob violencePublic location8.076658-8.782692

One INGO staff member, along with seven other individuals (government officials and journalists), was killed in a mob attack.  The group was part of an Ebola education team.  It appears that the community members attacked because they believed that health workers were spreading the disease. 

Official Report
1872Sep232014Guinea001000010100001001Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site9.433333-13.083333

A team of five aid workers was attacked in Guinea by a crowd that grew hostile when the team started collecting bodies believed to be infected with Ebola. One the aid workers sustained a neck wound.

Media
1894Feb82015Guinea001000010100001010Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site9.433333-13.083333

An Guinea Red Cross volunteer was wounded in an attack by a mob in Forecariah when she tried to provide a buriel for a woman suspected to have died from Ebola. Another volunteer was attacked during the incident as but sustained no serious injuries.

Official Report
1951Nov82014Guinea001000010100001010Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site9.516667-13.7

A team of Red Cross volunteers was attacked by a group of people that pelted the team with bricks and stones. One Red Cross volunteer that managed to return to their vehicle was wounded by shards of glass in her eye when the car window was hit by the a stone and shattered. She was taken to the hospital and had the glass removed from her eye. 

Focal Point
2639Jun302018Guinea100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.883333-10.166667

One male national UN contracted driver was ambushed near Yende in Kissidougou, and serioulsy injured by the unknown armed perpetrators. 

Focal Point
419Jan162006Guatemala010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault AmbushRoad14.8181883-91.16233009

1 INGO international staff member attacked and sexually assaulted in Solola while walking home, Jan 16.

Archived
2139Sep192015Guatemala001000100100001010UnknownIndividual attackPublic location15.689653-88.609658

A young volunteer was murdered on September 19 in Santo Tomas de Castilla. She was on her way to the branch office to attend a volunteer meeting. According to initial report she was shot in the head getting into a taxi however, the circumstances are still unclear as to what happened. 

Focal Point
2110Apr202015Guatemala010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad14.81821514.818215

While driving his motorcycle along the Terraceria Highway in the Camotan Municipality, one national male staff member of an INGO was ambushed by two people in ski masks. They were armed and they shot at him, injuring him in the chest. He was able to escape and was taken to hospital for medical treatment. 

Focal Point
2581Jul92018Guatemala010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad14.634915-90.506882

One male national INGO staff member was killed around 12:30 on July 9, 2018 by a group of unidentified assailants while riding his motorbike. 

Focal Point
2674Sep42018Guatemala010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound14.613333-90.535278

One male national INGO staff member was wounded after being attacked with a knife during an argument with an unknown individual, in Guatemala City.

Focal Point
404Oct2005Guyana010000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidHome5-59

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

Archived
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.   

Official Report
1247Apr12011Honduras001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad13.78333-86.68333

An ambulance driver was shot and wounded when the ambulance was attacked.  Survived with a head wound.

Focal Point
2192Dec22016Honduras100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome14.657211-86.210767

One UN national staff member sustained multiple gunshot wounds when armed assailants assaulted him and a companion at their home. His companion (not counted here) died on the scene and he is in critical condition. 

Official Report
2252Aug192016Honduras001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackRoad14.806741-85.766664

One female Red Cross staff member was shot and killed in Olancho on her way home. 

Focal Point
1071Nov112010Haiti100000010100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown19.75778-72.20417

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

Focal Point
1070Oct132010Haiti200000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad18.53917-72.335

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

Focal Point
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.

Archived
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.

Focal Point
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
899Jan162010Haiti020000000002022200ShootingIndividual attackProject site18.53249872.333064

2 INGO international staff (Dominican) staff shot and wounded while distributing aid.

Media
798Sep292008Haiti100000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown19.75778-72.20417

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

Focal Point
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.

Archived
1214Oct222008Haiti100000001100001010KidnappingUnknownUnknown18.53249872.333064

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

Focal Point
687Dec2007Haiti010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown19.1399952-72.3570972

Haitian national staff kidnapped for ransom

Archived
686Oct2006Haiti010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown19.1399952-72.3570972

1 INGO national staff kidnapped for ransom.

Archived
685Jul2006Haiti010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown19.1399952-72.3570972

1 INGO international (US) staff kidnapped for ransom.

Focal Point
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.

Archived
437May2006Haiti020000020200002002UnknownAmbushRoad19.1399952-72.3570972

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

Archived
372Jun2005Haiti001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown19.1399952-72.3570972

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

Archived
322Sep142004Haiti010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad19.1399952-72.3570972

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

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
1243Mar32011Haiti010000001100001010KidnappingUnknownUnknown18.533333-72.333333

A national staff of an INGO was kidnapped in Port au Prince and held for two days

Focal Point
1490Jan302012Haiti010000000001011100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location18.533333-72.333333

One aid worker was shot in the chest and abdoment during a robbery outside a bank; he has just withdrawn money and his assailants fled with his passport and camera.

Focal Point
1494Dec12012Haiti100000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location18.533333-72.333333

One international staff member, upon exiting a bank, was robbed and then shot in the head and killed.  

Focal Point
1495May282012Haiti010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site18.533333-72.333333

A guard at an INGO school was singled out and executed while at the school. The motivation for the shooting was related to his connections and personal issues within the community.

Focal Point
1598Nov72013Haiti002000100101012110Bodily assaultRaidProject site18.53249872.333064

One international worker was injured and one national worker killed during an armed break-in at an orphanage. Three burglars assaulted them with a hammer and demanded money.  The national worker was an unarmed security guard who died protecting the international staff member. 

Media
2025Oct202015Haiti100000100100001100ShootingUnknownPublic location18.531468 -72.359591

A UN national staff member was shot and killed in the Martissant 9 area of Port-au-Prince while trying to obtain transportation to go to work. 

Official Report
2088May32016Haiti100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown18.556359-72.259967

A UN staff member was stabbed in his car by two armed suspects. The victim managed to defend and drive himself to a nearby hospital for treatment. 

Official Report
2287Apr172017Haiti001000010100001001ShootingAmbushPublic location18.564198-72.250978

According to a media report, one national staff member from the Haitian Red Cross (HRC) was shot by armed perpetrators. A group of HRC members were in their vehicle, steps away from the chapter, when armed gunmen started shooting at them at point-blank range. The motive for the attack is unknown. 

Media
26832018Haiti010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown

One international INGO staff member was kidnapped and later released unharmed. 

Focal Point
2659Apr232019Haiti100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad18.533333-72.333333

One male national UN staff member was travelling from the airport in Port-Au-Prince in a private vehicle, when the car was attacked during a traffic stop. Due to traffic the car was stopped on Sans Fil road near Rue Saint- Martin, when two armed assailants demanding personnel belongings from the individuals in the vehicle shot into the car. The staff member was rushed to the hospital after being shot, but succumbed to his wounds during surgery. An investigation is ongoing. 

Official Report
972Dec32008Indonesia010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault UnknownUnknown-3.9885728138.3485219

1 INGO national staff wounded when sexually assaulted.

Focal Point
971May202008Indonesia010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault UnknownUnknown-3.9885728138.3485219

1 INGO national staff wounded when sexually assaulted.

Focal Point
885Nov62009Indonesia000010000001011100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown497

1 IFRC international (German) staff wounded in a drive-by shooting. Motivation unclear.

Media
816Jan82009Indonesia010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site497

1 INGO international (French) staff was in critical condition after being stabbed by a resident of Rinon Village, Aceh Besar. The victim was stabbed in a camp in the village at 5.30 a.m. by a local Acehnese who had been identified as Edi Miswar.

Archived
778Sep32008Indonesia010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-6.21195106.845056

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

Focal Point
777Aug262008Indonesia010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-6.21195106.845056

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

Focal Point
761Mar212007Indonesia030000030300003300UnknownUnknownUnknown-6.21195106.845056

3 INGO national staff contracted guards hospitalized

Archived
381Jul2005Indonesia010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-6.21195106.845056

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

Archived
378Jun2005Indonesia010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown-3.3596317135.5049831

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

Archived
160Oct32001Indonesia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site5.202212896.7023788

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

Archived
134Dec92000Indonesia003000300300003003UnknownDetentionCustody-6.21195106.845056

3 NGO national staff executed by police Dec 9.

Archived
128Sep2000Indonesia010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionCustody3.44997.1275

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

Archived
126Sep62000Indonesia300000000030033300UnknownRaidUnknown-6.21195106.845056

3 UN internationals killed by mob in W. Timor.

Official Report
125Aug272000Indonesia030000030300003003UnknownDetentionCustody4.1471768596.13821685

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

Archived
93Nov1999Indonesia006000060600006006UnknownDetentionCustody5.552845595.3192908

6 NGO national staff arrested and tortured in Aceh.

Archived
82Aug1999Indonesia010000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown0.85123.78333

1 INGO national staff found murdered in E. Timor.

Archived
1673Jan242013Indonesia010000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownProject site-6.21195106.845056

One INGO staff member was hit in the head and subsequently hospitalized when unknown individuals threw stones at the INGO vehicle. 

Focal Point
1901Aug272014Israel001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound31.3357334.394087

An off duty volunteer was killed when a morter shell hit Nirim kibbutz.

Media
459Jul112006India010000100100001000BombingAmbushRoad18.97071572.819421

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

Archived
1558Aug182013India001000000001011010Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad18.97071572.819421

One American working for an NGO was slashed by an assailant on her face and neck and robbed while on a commuter train.

Media
1640Jun12013India010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackUnknown22.5717988.361727

A female aid worker was drugged and sexually assaulted by a local businessman.  She subsequently attempted suicide and was hospitalized.   

Media
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.

Focal Point
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.

Official Report
956May52010Iraq100000010100001010Vehicle-born IEDUnknownUnknown33.302424844.3787992

1 UN national staff injured during a VBIED explosion.

Focal Point
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.

Media
571Jul2007Iraq010000010100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO national staff paralyzed after being shot.

Archived
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.

Archived
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.

Official Report
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.

Media
5192007Iraq010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO national staff volunteer killed.

Media
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.

Archived
506Jan82007Iraq100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.302424844.3787992

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

Archived
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).

Archived
481Oct62006Iraq001000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad33.302424844.3787992

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

Archived
433Apr252006Iraq100000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

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

Official Report
414Dec52005Iraq010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

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

Archived
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.

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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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282Feb2004Iraq010000000001011001ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound33.302424844.3787992

1 INGO international staff shot and wounded outside Baghdad compound after speaking to a man for an hour.

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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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273Dec42003Iraq010000000001011001ShootingIndividual attackHome33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO international staff wounded when shot three times at their residence, Dec 4.

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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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226Apr2003Iraq040000200202024003ShootingAmbushUnknown33.095579344.1749775

2 INGO international (Malaysian) staff wounded and 1 national killed in ambush.

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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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1782Feb32013Iraq010000010100001100Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site34.41629741.215314

One national INGO social worker was injured during an altercation with a group of Syrian refugees.  There was a disagreement concerning service delivery between the social worker and one of the Syrian refugees, and more than 25 other Syrian refugees became involved. The social worker and one of the refugees were hospitalized. 

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2163Apr22016Iraq100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome33.31280644.361488

A UN agency national staff member was shot in his home on the outskirts of Bagdad on April 2nd. He was taken to the hospital where he is reported to be in stable condition. 

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2473Jul272017Iraq100000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site33.16448643.864934

During a complex attack in Amiriyat la-Fallujah by ISIS fighters, a BBIED denoted inside a police station. A UN agency contracted truck driver, who was parked in front of the organization's warehouse, which is in the vicinity of the police station, was shot in the leg when police started firing. 

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2490Nov172017Iraq010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackPublic location36.20629344.00887

A female international staff member was jogging in the park in Erbil, Iraq. She followed by a man who physically restrained her and sexually assaulted her. The assailant ran away when the female staff member started shouting.

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2495May82017Iraq010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site36.35664843.164000

In Mosul, one national staff member was shot in the leg by a stray round.  

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2588Jan72019Iraq010000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionCustody36.34158443.129139

One male guard at an IDP camp south of Mosul was reportedly taken into custody after refusing entry into the camp by a group of armed local police in an armored vehicle. Information from the reports outlined this refusal was in accordance with the April 2017 government directive barring armed personnel from entering camps. After the guard left work at the camp he was arrested on allegations of ISIS affliation, and later beated as well as robbed at the local police station. He was reportedly released later that night after colleague intervention. 

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2617Nov292018Iraq010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound33.31280544.361488

An armed raid on the organization's office by a state authority resulted in one national staff member being wounded. 

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2688Aug12018Iraq010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.8544.233333

One national INGO staff member was shot and injured when caught in crossfire involving a local militia in a public location in Dujail, Saladin province. 

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2690Sep192018Iraq001000010100001010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackPublic location36.31666744.00

One female national NGO staff member was sexually assaulted in Erbil, Iraq on September 19, 2018. The assault reportedly occurred in a marketplace and the perpetrator was an aggressive vendor. 

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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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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.

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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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278Jan2004Kenya011000010101012002UnknownAmbushRoad1.441968338.4313975

1 INGO international staff wounded and local NGO national staff wounded in vehicle carjacking and robbery.

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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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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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1171Oct232011Kenya010000100100001100ShootingMob violenceHome0.3546237.58218

A national staffer of an INGO was killed in mob violence and arson during tribal clashes.

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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

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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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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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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. 

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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
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. 

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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.

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1445May252013Kenya001000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown0.35109640.872108

One Kenyan Red Cross official was killed during clashes between Al Shabaab and the Administrative Police.  

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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.

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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/CrossfirePublic location-0.466596839.6332917

One NGO staff member was killed incidentally when perpetrators opened fire on an unconfirmed target along Ngamia Rd in Garissa Town. It is suspected that the target was one of the campaign vehicles of Nasir Mohammed Dolal "Jofle", an aspirant for the Garissa Township MP post, although no rounds hit the car.

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1468Mar142012Kenya010000100100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location-1.336.76667

One community health worker working with an INGO was killed in the crossfire between police and criminals in an incident in Soweto, Kibera.

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1469Nov222012Kenya010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad0.04682140.310412

One INGO national staff member was shot on the leg by police. While onboard a truck stopped for a police search, he resisted, an altercation developed and was shot in the leg by the police. He was reportedly intoxicated.

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1474Jul172013Kenya001000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound0.18846340.283483

One security guard for an NGO was shot when he interrupted what was likely an attempted armed robbery of an NGO compound in Dadaab.

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1511Jun152012Kenya020000020200002002Roadside IEDIndividual attackProject site-0.4527539.64601

Two national staffs working for an INGO were injured and had to medevaced to Garissa and Nairobi after a vehicle, which the two were leaving at the time, belonging to the chair-lady of Ifo camp was hit by an RCIED in Ifo camp.

Official Report
1535Jul252013Kenya001000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site0.00372840.368204

An NGO staff member was stabbed to death by his neighbour when an argument between the two turned violent.

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1543Feb32012Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site-0.4527539.64601

One INGO staffer was beaten with an iron bar and received treatment from MSF Holland at their medical facility. 

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1581Sep232013Kenya300000000003033003Complex attackRaidPublic location-1.25697536.803277

Two UN personnel and a UN contractor were reported injured during a complex attack by al-Shabaab at the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi.

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1672Mar272014Kenya100000000001011100ShootingRaidHome-1.23310536.797793

One UN staff member was shot in the leg by five armed robbers who broke into his personal residence and stole valuables; he was hospitalized and is in stable condition.  The robbers also killed one security guard. 

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1700Apr232014Kenya100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad0.00541740.371461

One UN staff member was shot and wounded by two armed men during an attempted carjacking; he has been hospitalized and is in stable condition. A passenger was also present but managed to flee.  The armed men are suspected to be affiliated with Al-Shabaab, but the investigation is still ongoing. 

Official Report
1835Jan282013Kenya001000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad0.12034140.301715

A paramedic for the Kenyan Red Cross Society was injured when three gunmen shot at the ambulance after the driver ignored instructions to stop. 

Official Report
1840Sep62014Kenya010000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad3.9354541.853051

A driver, who was driving as part of an INGO humanitarian convoy, was wounded when an armed militia attacked.

Official Report
1926Dec12014Kenya010000000001011100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location1.73330640.091751

A INGO consultant was shot in the leg when armed individuals attacked the bar he was in with grenades and small arms. 

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1932Aug112014Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome1.29206636.821946

A national staff member in Nairobi was assaulted at home when burglers broke into his private residence to rob the house during the night. He was hospitalized as a result of his injuries. 

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2022Oct122015Kenya010000001100001010KidnappingAmbushRoad0.08052240.309975

One national staff member of an INGO was abducted between Dadaab and Hagadera Refugee Camps after being carjacked. The driver was also taken but released shortly thereafter. 

Official Report
2144Aug102015Kenya010000010100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown-1.29206636.821946

One national INGO staff member got a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to the hospital to receive medical attention. 

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2217Oct62016Kenya020000200200002002Complex attackRaidOffice/compound3.93563941.855116

Two INGO aid workers were killed during an attack in Mandera, Kenya. Al-Shabaab was reportedly responsible for the attack even though no group officially claimed responsibility. The initial attack targeted a residential guest house early on Thursday morning. Four other civilians were also killed (not counted here).

Official Report
2299Jun62017Kenya010000000010011001Landmine AmbushRoad0.08612640.318966

One Kenyan aid worker was killed when their vehicle hit a landmine not far from Dadaab refugee camp in eastern Garissa. It is reported that the mine was likely planted by Al-Shabaab.

Media
2360Feb212018Kenya010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad0.65389938.516826

One INGO male staff member needed medical attention after he was shot twice by armed perpetrators who ambushed the organization's vehicle. The staff members (five in total but only one was wounded) were in the vicinity of Darer Dima and traveling from Malkadaka to Garbatulla when they were attacked. Nothing was stolen from the passengers. While it was reported that the aid workers did not appear to be targeted specifically for their affiliation to an aid organization and that there has been an increase in insecurity in greater Isiolo county, it should also be noted that the vehicle was clearly marked.  

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2540Nov202018Kenya010000000000111010KidnappingRaidPublic location -3.11713639.627166

One female international staff member of an INGO was kidnapped by armed men that are suspected of being al-Shabaab militants. The attack occurred when the group raided Chakama, a coastal town in Kenya. During the attack, five other people were shot. According to reports, the militants were demanding money from the local populace and then decided to take the staff member. There is conflicting information on whether the abducted staff member was the area director of the INGO or a volunteer. 

Media
2542Nov102018Kenya001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad-1.63990440.312878

One Red Cross (RC) staff member was wounded when assailants opened fire on the RC vehicle, which was traveling in Ruqa, Garissa County. The team was traveling Masalani to Ijara to conduct assessments on projects that they were implementing in the towns. The shots came from the bush. The injured staff member was evacuated to Malindi for further treatment. The rest of the team were not physically injured and received psychosocial support. 

Media
2625Oct232018Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location-0.10309034.756062

A male staff member of an INGO was attacked by unknown assailants near his residence during the evening. The attack led to severe head injuries and a crack on his skull.

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2657Apr222019Kenya001000100100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location-2.078941.1338

One female Red Cross volunteer was attacked by unknown assailants with a large knife  while closing her store, unrelated to Red Cross activities, in Mbwajumwali village at 11:00pm. Media reports indicate the volunteer was killed after suffering several large and serious lacerations. There is an ongoing police investigation

Media
2706Feb252018Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site3.76756434.728647

One male national INGO staff member sustained a fractued leg after reportedly being assaulted by the Administration Police of the Kalobeyei Settlement area at 11:30pm LT. 

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1037Jul82010Kyrgyzstan010000000001011001Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad42.8774.59

1 INGO staff member (American) was physically assaulted and wounded while returning home late in the evening with another international staff. Both were robbed, but it is not clear if this was the only motive for the incident.

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1735Feb92013Kyrgyzstan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location42.84100474.608645

A UN consultant suffered a broken nose when attacked by unknown assailants while on his way home. 

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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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1887Apr282014Cambodia100000000010011010Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome11.544873104.892167

A UN contractor was killed outside her home when she confronted her attacker, a man who was trying to steal her bicycle.

Media
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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1699Apr72014Lebanon001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site33.54169833.541698

One aid worker was killed during clashes at a Palestinian camp in southern Lebanon.

Media
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.

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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.

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1223Jan122009Sri Lanka050000050500005005Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown9.1666780.41667

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

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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.

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865Jan162008Sri Lanka001000100100001010UnknownUnknownUnknown6.871481.3487

1 national RC worker killed in Okkampitiya, Monaragala.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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823Mar142009Sri Lanka100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown7.87880.70382459

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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552Jun132007Sri Lanka010000000001011100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location7.747581.59545919

1 INGO international (Filipino) staff wounded after being shot Wednesday night in northeastern Sri Lanka. Victim was shot and wounded by navy troops after he strayed too close to a naval camp in eastern Sri Lanka where security forces are battling Tamil Tiger rebels, the military said Thursday.

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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.

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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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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 

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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.

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1331Oct282007Sri Lanka010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome9.666980.0181

A national staffer of an INGO was killed by an unknown gunman at his home.

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1332Nov102007Sri Lanka001000100100001100Kidnap-killingRaidHome8.9833379.9

A local NGO staffer was abducted from a private home by LTTE forces and later killed.

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1333Nov162007Sri Lanka010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad9.664925580.0091719

A local staffer of an INGO was ambushed and shot dead on his way home from a Temple service.

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1497Oct122012Sri Lanka000001010100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown7.49239979.907831

One aid worker was hospitalized after being beaten on his head and back during an armed robbery.

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1551May132009Sri Lanka100000000001011010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackHome6.020177480.2474836

One female UN staff member was physically and sexually assaulted while on R&R in country. The motive appears to be political for a number of reasons, including because her belongings were searched during the assault as well as the location where she was treated.

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2621Apr42018Sri Lanka010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad7.43051080.990840

A male staff member of an INGO was riding his motorcycle when he was attacked by two individuals who forcibly took the staff member's bag and stabbed him. 

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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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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.

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1342Jul312012Libyan Arab Jamahiriya007000000000777700KidnappingAmbushRoad32.11707620.0670036

Seven staffers of a foreign Red Cross society were kidnapped after their vehicle was ambushed in Benghazi.

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1491Aug292012Libyan Arab Jamahiriya010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound32.8751913.18746

One security guard suffered wounds to the head when two armed perpetrators broke into an INGO guest house in a robbery. 

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1548Dec62012Libyan Arab Jamahiriya010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound26.823447218.1236723

Male national staffer was severely beaten with metal pipe while at work premises.

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1692Nov192013Libyan Arab Jamahiriya010000000001011100KidnappingIndividual attackUnknown32.87981313.19014

One INGO staff member was kidnapped for a few days, beaten, and extorted of money by militiamen. 

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1765Jun42014Libyan Arab Jamahiriya000100000010011100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location31.20656716.583324

The head of the ICRC mission in Misrata, while leaving a meeting and walking to his vehicle, was shot and killed when masked gunmen in a car with tinted windows opened fire.  The staff member later died in a nearby hospital.

Official Report
1766Nov112010Libyan Arab Jamahiriya090000000000999900KidnappingAmbushPublic location32.76605522.65182

Nine aid workers (British, Algerian, and Irish) who were delivering aid to Gaza via ship were kidnapped by the ship's owner and captain, who were subsequently detained by Greek police.  One Irish journalist and seven Libyan police officers were also on board and kidnapped.

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2026Jun52015Libyan Arab Jamahiriya002000002200002200KidnappingIndividual attackProject site32.59330813.055329

Two aidworkers working for a UN implementing partner were kidnapped in the  al-Shwayrif area, while delivering humanitarian assistance. They were released on on November 12th, 2015 after 5 months of captivity. 

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2122Dec302015Libyan Arab Jamahiriya010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound32.88720913.191338

An employee that had been fired from an INGO returned to the office, threatened and severely assaulted the Operations Manager whom he blamed for his termination. 

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2364Jan122018Libyan Arab Jamahiriya200000001100112110KidnappingAmbushRoad27.03654114.429024

Two UN agency employees and their driver have all been found after having been kidnapped on January 12th from Sabha. The driver was found on Sunday and the female UN worker was found in the northern suburbs of Sabha. The male national UN staffer (not counted here at this time until further information becomes available) was found on Saturday near Sabha city.

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2481Mar182017Libyan Arab Jamahiriya030000000003033300Bodily assaultDetentionCustody32.89351313.275044

Three international staff members working for an INGO were detained by Libyan airport security forces at Mitiga airport. They were taken to an off-site location and all faced significant verbal and physical assault. One of the aid workers was nearly raped. The group was questioned about their in-country presence and security-related information. Their personal property and items belonging to the INGO were stolen. 

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2603Jan142018Libyan Arab Jamahiriya001000100100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown27.04344914.429520

One male Libyan Red Crescent volunteer was transporting a patient between two hospitals. After the transfer, the volunteer left with the ambulance and disappeared. After three days he was located in Um Aranib hospital, 52 km away from his intiial location, unconcious, badly beaten, and he had a broken leg. On January 14th has was transferred to Misurata hospital but died on-route. No other information is available about this incident. 

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2651Apr222018Libyan Arab Jamahiriya010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location26.66695518.030248

One INGO national staff member was shot in the foot by a stray bullet during crossfire between two armed actors. He was treated in a medical clinic and released the same day. The incident occurred in Sebha Al-Thanawiya. 

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2689Jun192018Libyan Arab Jamahiriya010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad32.88722213.191389

One national INGO staff member was shot and injured when caught in police operation crossfire on a road in Tripoli. 

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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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2424Dec92017Madagascar010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault RaidProject site-23.06475443.59048

During a night raid, armed bandits attacked a project team of four aid workers that were spending the night at the site. The team was robbed of valuables and one of the team members was raped.

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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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1626Dec132013Mali001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown15.075763-7.519128

An NGO humanitarian worker was killed by unknown robbers.

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1648Feb82014Mali001400005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad16.304936-0.024646

Four ICRC staff members and a veterinarian from another aid organization were kidnapped by MUJAO, a jihadist militant group, while traveling from Kidal to Gao. UPDATE: All five were rescued on 17 April 2014 by French troops near Timbuktu; they are in good health.

Media
1654Feb262014Mali020000020200002200Roadside IEDAmbushRoad18.4346381.416614

Two local INGO staff were injured when their vehicle drove over an improvised explosive device (IED) on the road.  Both have been hospitalized but are in stable condition. 

Official Report
1758May292014Mali020000200200002002Roadside IEDAmbushRoad16.416951-3.666631

Two INGO workers were killed when a roadside IED detonated.

Official Report
1906Mar302015Mali002000110200002101ShootingAmbushRoad17.570692-3.996166

A Malian Red Cross volunteer was ambushed by MUJAO while driving an aid truck from Goa to Niamey. Armed militants opened fire on the vehicle and shot the volunteer, who died. Another volunteer--the passenger--was wounded in the attack. The extent of the passenger's injuries is currently unknown.  MUJAO allegedly stated that the INGO was attacked because it is “working for the enemy”.  

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1928Jan272014Mali010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location16.247142-0.005494

A national staff member was shot and killed by security forces who were engaging the crowd with small arms fire at a demonstration. His role in the demonstration is unknown since he lived in the vicinity. 

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1962Mar92015Mali200000000002022200ShootingAmbushPublic location12.665771 -7.972909

An attacker and his accomplice opened fire at La Terrasse restaurant in Bamako. Two UN munitions experts were critically injured in the attack and evacuated for medical treatment. They are in stable condition. Some reports suggest that Al-Murabitoun claimed responsiblity for the attack.

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1977May212015Mali010000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown16.247142-0.005494

Clashes between anti-government armed groups resulted in the death of one INGO staff member and a number of civilians (not counted). 

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2007Sep212015Mali010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad16.757495-2.998881

Two armed men on motorcycles shot at a private vehicle whose driver was a national staff member of an INGO. He was seriously injured in the attack but was able to reach a clinic. 

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2083Apr162016Mali000300003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad19.1100001.75

Three ICRC staff members were kidnapped as they were leaving Abeibara. The aid workers were released on the 20th of April. They were reportedly abducted by Ansar Dine. 

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2202Dec242016Mali010000000000111010KidnappingIndividual attackHome16.261765-0.028839

An INGO director was kidnapped from her home on December 24th, 2016 in Gao. She is a dual national of French and Swiss origin. On March 1st, 2018, a video released by Al-Qaeda affiliated group, Jama'a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM), briefly shows the aid worker in a propaganda video. According to a close family member, the aid worker's health appears to have declined since the last image of her was released in 2017. 

Media
2218Jan42017Mali000100100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location16.263981-0.027987

One security guard working for the ICRC was shot and killed during an altercation with two men on a motorcycle in Gao. 

Official Report
2283May302016Mali100000000010011100ShootingRaidOffice/compound-0.027987-0.027987

One international contractor working for a UN agency was killed during an armed attack by small arms fire. A group of assailants had attacked the compound hosting the UN staff members. 

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2318Aug242017Mali010000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackOffice/compound14.487428-4.197463

One male INGO staffer was killed in his hotel room in the Mopti region of central Mali. His personal items were missing from the hotel room where he was found. The perpetrators of the attack are currently unknown.

Official Report
2656Apr172019Mali021000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad15.083333-2.666667

On April 17 between the towns of Douentza and Boni, 2 INGO staff members and 1 local NGO worker went missing. The group were travelling in a civilian vehicle for a humanitarian mission in Boni and are presumed kidnapped. No further information is available at this time. All staff are listed as national until more information is available

Official Report
2410May132018Mali020000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad14.52371-4.118498

Four INGO staff members traveling in an unmarked vehicle were fired upon by an armed group in the Mopti region, approximately three miles (five kilometers) east of Sambere village. Two of the aid workers were wounded and needed to be medically evacuated.

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2435Oct222017Mali020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad17.570692-3.996166

Two national INGO staff members were kidnapped while they were traveling in a vehicle. No further information is available about this incident from the reporting agency,

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2465Jun192017Mali010000000010011100Complex attackRaidPublic location12.616598-7.902098

One aid worker was killed during a complex terrorist attack on a popular tourist retreat in Yirimandio. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb later claimed responsibility for the attack. Gunmen killed five people in the attack. Four of the assailants were killed as well and four others were arrested. According to reports, thirty-two guests were rescued. 

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2469Aug222017Mali200000010101012200ShootingAmbushRoad16.766589-3.002561

A UN vehicle en route from the airport to the city center was targeted by small arms fire from another vehicle. One international staff member was wounded in the arm and the chest. The driver was injured in the chest. Both were transferred to the hospital with serious injuries.

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2489Nov252017Mali010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound15.9192562.392430

One INGO national staff member was brutally assaulted at the organization's compound in Menaka, Mali. Items were stolen after the attack. The staff member had to be medically evacuated for treatment and then travel outside of the country for additional medical support. 

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2492Mar112017Mali002000100101012101ShootingUnknownUnknown16.263981-0.027987

One Malian Red Cross driver was killed and one international Red Cross delegate was shot and wounded on March 11th in Gao. 

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2511Aug22018Mali010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad15.210744-1.988153

One INGO national staff member was abducted by armed gunmen while he was traveling on public transportation in the Douentza Cercle, Boni-Monodoro axis. He was released unharmed on August 4th. 

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2541Nov122018Mali900000000009099900Suicide VBIEDRaidPublic location16.283480-0.042710

9 international UN demining contractors were among those wounded after a vehicle-borne suicide attack by the Group to Support Islam and Muslims (GSIM), exploded in a residential area of Gao. One of the staff members was seriously hurt even though they all required medical attention. Two other UN peacekeepers were killed and 16 others (including the aid workers) were hospitalized. 

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2550Sep32018Mali001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad12.35216-7.986576

On September 3 the head of a national NGO was kidnapped from in front on his home in Kalaban Koura, Bamako, by unkown perpetrators posing in uniform. After a police operation the victim was released on September 9 and treated for minor injuries. 

Media
2553Mar222018Mali004000004400004004KidnappingUnknownPublic location15.296896-7.184023

Four NGO aid workers were abducted in DialloubeĢ, Mopti Region by alleged jihadist assailants. The workers were released unharmed after 21 days. 

Media
2600Feb82018Mali010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad14.998450-2.954530

One national INGO staff member was abducted by a Non-State Armed Group and released two days later after local negotiations took place. The abduction occurred while the staff member was on-route in a vehicle to his destination in the Douentza region. 

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2697Apr192018Mali040000040400004121Bodily assaultAmbushRoad16.083333-1.75

While travelling in Gourma Rharous District, 4 national INGO staff members (1 male, 2 female, 1 unknown) received blunt force trauma injuries when they were robbed on the highway. The staff members received medical attention for their injuries, and there is no further information available at this time regarding the criminal perpetrators. 

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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. 

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1739Jun132013Myanmar100000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location16.78382296.156356

One UN consultant was attacked from behind by an unknown assailant, who unsuccessfully tried to slit her throat.  She was immediately hospitalized and required surgery.  

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1884Dec302014Myanmar100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location20.81666792.366667

A national UN staff member was assaulted by security forces while on his way to visit family members.

Official Report
1893Feb212015Myanmar001000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad21.26595697.67189

A Myanmar Red Cross volunteer was injured in an attack on a Red Cross convoy traveling from Laukkai. Clashes between ethnic Kokang rebels and the Myanmar army have flared up in recent weeks, although the Myanmar Nationalities Democratic Alliance Army (the main Kokang rebel group) denied any part in the attack.

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1898Feb172015Myanmar002000020200002002ShootingAmbushRoad21.15671797.573478

Two volunteers from the Myanmar Red Cross Society were injured when the convoy that they were traveling in was attacked. The volunteers were part of humanitarian Red Cross marked convoy that was evacuating civilians displaced by fighting in the northern Shan state. The volunteers were taken to hospital with head and abdominal wounds and one of them required surgery for their wounds.  Update: Despite recieivng medical attention, one of the volunteers passed away on 27 March, 2015, as a result of the gunshot wound sustained in the the attack. 

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2396Apr52018Myanmar001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad16.94593597.959286

One male NGO volunteer was shot and killed in southeastern Kayin state. According to reports and a statement by the NGO, the volunteer was returning home on the back of a motorbike from a meeting to help organize humanitarian relief for displaced villagers when he was shot by a Burmese soldier. 

Media
2451Mar292017Myanmar100000001100001100KidnappingUnknownPublic location25.39572497.399952

One UN contracted off-duty guard was abducted by a KIA battalion that forcibly tried to recruit him into their army. This occurred in the Hparew village which is 16 kilometers west of Mytikyina. UNDSS and the local KLA liaison officer were involved in securing his release, which occurred on April 1st, 2017. 

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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.

Media
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.

Media
1674May142013Mauritania010000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown18.083949-15.978341

During a break-in, one INGO member was stabbed in the hand. 

Focal Point
2457Oct122017Mauritius100000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location-20.16627457.502302

A man on a motorbike grabbed the handbag of a female UN national staff member after she had left the office for the day. Having held onto the strap, she fell to the ground and was dragged behind the motorcyclist as he tried to steal it. The perpetrator let go of the bag when passers-by shouted at him. The staff member did not have any broken bones but went to the hospital to seek treatment for her cuts and bruises.  

Focal Point
1051Jun152010Malawi010000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound-15.6938313535.16222661

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

Focal Point
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.

Focal Point
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.

Archived
771Apr92008Malawi010000010100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown-13.268720433.9301963

1 INGO national staff severely injured in an armed robbery.

Focal Point
765Oct122007Malawi010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-13.268720433.9301963

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

Archived
759Nov72006Malawi010000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-13.268720433.9301963

1 INGO national staff hospitalized as a result of carjacking.

Focal Point
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.

Focal Point
371May2005Malawi030000030300003003UnknownMob violenceOffice/compound-13.268720433.9301963

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

Archived
2224Jan142017Mexico002000200200002020ShootingUnknownPublic location19.309054-98.907978

Two Mexican Red Cross paramedics were murdered by armed gunmen in Ixtapaluca while carrying out their humanitarian duties. 

Focal Point
2430Mar302017Mexico001000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackPublic location41.503471-5.746788

The senior staff member of a local non-governmental organization was kidnapped from his hotel at 3 am and held in captivity for 30 hours before being released. The assailants extorted money (or tied to extort money) from the victim.

Focal Point
2547Nov182018Mexico004000130400004310ShootingRaidProject site18.593416-99.692483

One Red Cross volunteer handing out winter supplies (NFI distributions) was shot and killed when a distribution site was attacked. Nine other staff members were also injured,  with two male employees and one female employee requiring medical attention for serious leg wounds. The attack on the aid station in San Juan Tenería, Guerrero was carried out by a large armed group posing as military officers, who are thought to have gang connections. The attack was allegedly aimed at the mayor of the town and not the Red Cross. 

Media
2577Feb82019Mexico001000100100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound17.638660-101.558700

One male national Red Cross employee was shot and killed during an armed raid of the office in Zihuatanejo. Operations from this office have temporarily been suspended due to the attack. 

Media
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.

Archived
1218Jan152008Mozambique100000010100001100UnknownIndividual attackHome-19.30223334.9144977

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

Focal Point
1216Dec62008Mozambique100000010100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-19.828706834.8417821

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

Focal Point
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.

Archived
95Jan102000Mozambique100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-25.966213332.5674498

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

Archived
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.

Media
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.

Media
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
1477May52012Niger010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.513662.1098

One INGO national staff member was pulled off his motorbike (by a rope strung across a passage) and beaten and robbed. He was severely wounded in the face. 

Focal Point
2178Oct152016Niger001000000000111100KidnappingRaidHome15.4642946.2854

Gunmen stormed the house of an American NGO worker in Abalak and kidnapped him. It is reported that he is being transported to Mali. It is believed that this is the first incident where an American has been abducted in Niger, although another failed attempt was made in 1999 on U.S. embassy staff. No group has claimed the kidnapping but al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is suspected. Two guards were also killed in the attack. 

Media
2247Oct252016Niger010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location13.5115962.125385

A national INGO staff member was beaten by an iron bar and robbed of his money at Liberté Market in Niamey. It is unknown whether the perpetrator was aware that the staff member was working for an NGO and whether that influenced the crime.  . 

Focal Point
2399Apr112018Niger010000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad14.7331930.917772

A German aid worker for an INGO was abducted while traveling close to the border with Mali. Traveling with four other national colleagues, the vehicle was surrounded by armed men on motorbikes. The Nigerian nationals were assaulted and left behind (not counted here at this time until further details can be verified) and the vehicle was set on fire before they were freed. The kidnapping occurred near Ayorou. 

Media
306Jun2004Nigeria030000030300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad9.60003597.9999721

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

Archived
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
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
1623Dec62013Nigeria001000010100001001ShootingRaidOffice/compound11.67195211.534682

One NGO staff member suffered gunshot wounds when the NGO was robbed by gunmen.

Official Report
2092May192016Nigeria100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.75000011.05

A team of four UN agency staff members where attacked by robbers along the Keffi-Jos road not far from Barde Village. The dirver was shot and transported to the hospital. The other staff members were unharmed. 

Official Report
2149Jul272016Nigeria100001020200002002UnknownAmbushRoad11.52926413.653517

An attack on a humanitarian convoy injured one UN aid worker and another from an International Organization. Both were hospitalized as a result of the attack, which occurred on the road between Bama and Maiduguri. Travel to high-risk areas was temporarily suspended. 

Official Report
2223Jan172017Nigeria0014000680140000140014Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site12.270114.4636

Six aid workers from the Nigerian Red Cross and numerous civilians were killed following an airstrike on a refugee camp in Rann, Borno state. The aid workers were in Rann as part of a humanitarian relief operation that was bringing food to over 25,000 displaced people. A number of aid workers were also wounded in the attack and eight had to be airlifted out of the town for medical assistance. 

Media
2494Aug172017Nigeria020000020200002200Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site11.74699611.966192

Two staff members got into a confrontation with one another after one arrived late to the distribution point. The argument escalated to physical violence and both haad to be treated at a clinic for their injuries.  

Focal Point
2335Nov132017Nigeria004000000010344220Kidnap-killingUnknownPublic location5.1778615.708404

Three aid workers working for a medical organization were released after being kidnapped in Enekorogha on October 13th, 2017. However, one aid worker, also kidnapped at the same time, was killed by the criminal gang that is reportedly responsible for their abduction. According to one reporter, this was the first time the criminal group resorted to kidnapping and killing of a foreigner. The report also states that a ransom was demanded for the release of the workers. All the aid workers were from the United Kingdom. 

Media
2341Dec172017Nigeria300000300300003300ShootingAmbushRoad12.33528114.188221

Three people, including a UN-contracted driver and assistant driver, were killed in an attack on a convoy in Borno State, 22 miles southwest of Ngala by an armed group. There's a militant presence in the region and although no reports have confirmed the perpetrator, reports have mentioned Boko Haram and their previous attacks on security convoys in 2017.   

Media
2365Mar12018Nigeria400200501600006024Complex attackRaidProject site12.27008114.463596

Boko Haram fighters raided the north-eastern town of Rann, home to a camp housing 55,000 internally displaced persons. Armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades the insurgent group attacked the military post guarding the camp. Initial reports state that 3 aid workers contracted by the UN (from two different agencies), all Nigerian nationals, were killed in the attack. One nurse, a third party contractor to a UN agency, was kidnapped. Two midwives, both female aid workers and supported by an INGO, were also kidnapped by the militant group. Other unconfirmed reports suggest that there may have been more abductions. This incident will be updated when more information becomes available.    Updates: 1. (Kidnapped/killed - Monday, September 17th, 2018) One of the kidnapped midwives was killed on or around September 17th. The Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria called the act, "cowardly, heinous and despicable", which suggests that she was killed by assailants from Boko Haram while in captivity, although that has not been confirmed.   2. (Kidnapped/killed) - On October 16th, 2018 the ICRC confirmed that another female healthcare worker (midwife) that had been kidnapped by Boko Haram in March was executed by the group. She was 24 years old. 

Media
2455Sep132017Nigeria040000040400004400Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound12.67291713.616014

Four members of a UN agency were seriously assaulted by soldiers that had entered their residential compound in Monguno. The soldiers were making their rounds to enforce curfew when the attack occurred, reportedly because the soldiers found that some contracted staff were in violation of the regulations. They forced the staff inside and proceeded to make their way through the house, waking other staff up and assaulting or threatening them. Three contracted drivers and one staff member were physically hurt in the attack. 

Focal Point
2470Sep152017Nigeria200000101200002110KidnappingAmbushRoad7.2651365.460296

On September 15th, one UN national staff member and a driver were ambushed by armed robbers between Akure and Ibadan, resulting in the death of the driver and the kidnapping of the female staff member. She was released on September 18th, 2017.

Focal Point
2474Sep132017Nigeria100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.93477313.623968

A contracted truck driver transporting UN commodities was shot by suspected Bobo-Haram fighters along the Dikwa-Maiduguri road. Despite the injury, he managed to drive to Dikwa. 

Focal Point
2480Jun182017Nigeria001000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackRoad12.34206814.185827

One NGO truck carrying food commodities was heading to Gamboru when the vehicle broke down. The driver left to arrange alternative means of transportation, leaving his assistant driver in the truck. Boko Haram insurgents came and looted the provisions and set the vehicle on fire. The assistance driver was abducted and he has not been recovered. 

Focal Point
2653Apr192019Nigeria010000000010011010ShootingRaidPublic location10.3125817.679319

On April 19 2019 at 11:40pm LT, armed assailants entered a hotel resort in Kaduna state and began shooting, killing two individuals including one female international INGO aid worker. After firing at hotel guests the armed assailants reportedly took away three people, who's whereabouts are unknown at the time of writing. 

Media
2582Jul92018Nigeria050000005500005500KidnappingAmbushRoad9.4641438.450353

5 male national INGO staff members (1 driver and 4 project officers) were kidnapped while travelling from Yola to Abuja. At 3:59pm on July 9, 2018 one staff member confirmed they had arrived in Jos; following this call contact was lost. The supervisor was alerted of the kidnapping at midnight that evening after a phone call from one of the staff. No further information is known at this time. 

Focal Point
2694May112019Nigeria001000100100001001ShootingAmbushPublic location11.83333313.15

One NGO national humanitarian worker was killed in an attack attributed to Boko Haram in Moranti, near Tashan Joni area of Maiduguri at 7:00pmLT. 8 bodies were recovered after the incident including the NGO worker, and four civilian bodies are still reported to be missing. 

Media
922Feb22010Nicaragua010000010100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown13-85

1 INGO national staff wounded- no additional details provided.

Focal Point
774May62008Nicaragua010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown13-85

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

Focal Point
2254Mar292016Nicaragua010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site13.088391-85.9994

One national male staff member was assaulted and shot in the head at a project site near Jinotega city. The circumstances surrounding the attack are unknown. 

Focal Point
2673May152018Nicaragua010000000001011100Bodily assaultMob violenceRoad12.136389-86.251389

One male international staff member was wounded when a piece of a cement block broke through a vehicle window and struck the staff member in the neck. The incident occured while two staff members were travelling from the airport, when they encountered a group of youths manning a road block who threw stones and bricks at the vehicle. 

Focal Point
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.

Focal Point
367May2005Nepal101000020200002002Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown2884

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

Focal Point
1946Jan242014Nepal100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome28.07328281.621828

A UN national staff member was attacked with acid at his house in Khajura Nepalgunj which left him with burns on his head, face, chest and other severe injuries at required extensive hospitalization. While the suspect has not been apprehended, it is possible that this could have been a personal attack as a result of a family dispute.

Focal Point
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.

Archived
1272Feb42011Papua New Guinea100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-9.4790411147.1498139

A national staffer of a UN agency was injured in a car-jacking.

Focal Point
2397Apr72018Papua New Guinea100000000001011100Bodily assaultMob violenceRoad-6.127153143.420306

On April 7th, a UN convoy was attacked in Nipa town by a mob. One international staff member was hurt when a rock smashed the rear window of the vehicle. A bullet also punctured the vehicle's tire but they were able to reach safety. Eventually, they reached their destination, Mendi town, and the aid worker was able to receive further treatment. The convoy had been a mix of government partners, the UN and it was escorted by police and the military.  

Focal Point
2571Apr62018Papua New Guinea001000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad5.5056142.572

A team of local aid workers with the Red Cross was robbed and assaulted by armed assailants in Tari. According to police and incident reports seen by the Guardian and confirmed by the security focal point, the group of eight people, including five PNG Red Cross staff members, was robbed by five people armed with shotguns and machetes last Friday. They had been traveling to Tari, through Hela province, an area which has seen an escalation in violence in recent weeks. The assailants – who appeared agitated and would not listen to explanations of the Red Cross’s role – reportedly assaulted them and robbed them of clothing and possessions. One staff member was hit with a machete. 

Media
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.

Focal Point
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.

Archived
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

Archived
270Nov202003Philippines010000010100001010ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown12.7503486122.7312101

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

Archived
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
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
1578Sep132013Philippines005000050500005005Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location6.908154122.088461

Five local Red Cross volunteers were injured when Nur Misuari-led faction of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) fired a rifle grenade in Barangay Sta. Catalina, Zamboanga City.

Media
1676Nov252013Philippines010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site10.291469123.966694

One INGO truck driver and his assistant began arguing for some unknown reason, and the conflict escalated to the assistant stabbing the truck driver outside of the INGO warehouse.  The driver was hospitalized. 

Focal Point
1920Oct32014Philippines010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown11.251793125.00648

A national staff member was stabbed several times and declared dead on arrive at the hospital. The suspect was apprehended. 

Focal Point
1937Nov272014Philippines010000001100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site11.45123.15

A national staff member of an INGO was assasinated on his way home from work by a gunman who shot him five times and drove away with his accomplice on a motorcycle. The incident was most likely the result of a personal grievance. 

Focal Point
2660Mar172018Philippines010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.231000124.240967

A female national staff member was a victim of robbery in Iligan city (Philippines) while withdrawing cash from the ATM machine. She was hit in the face 4 times, resulting in a hematoma, and stabbed with an ice pick or screwdriver twice in the stomach. No internal organs were damaged but one of the wounds needed stiches. She was released from hospital the next day.  

Focal Point
1049Sep192010Pakistan02000<