Attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities

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The United States maintains numerous embassies and consulates around the world, many of which are in war-torn countries or other dangerous areas.

Diplomatic Security[edit]

The Regional Security Office is staffed by Special Agents of the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), and is responsible for all security, protection, and law enforcement operations in the embassy or consulate. The Regional Security Officer (RSO) is the senior DSS Special Agent in country and is the principal adviser to the Chief of Mission (generally an Ambassador or Consul General) on all security, law-enforcement, and counter-terrorism issues for that country or region. The RSO is responsible for liaising with the host government's security and law enforcement officials. The RSO is supported by technical security specialists and a force of local guards.

Attacks on US diplomatic facilities[edit]

Date Location Details Deaths
18 July 1924 Tehran,Sublime State of Persia An angry mob of led by members of the Muslim clergy and including

many members of the Iranian Army beat Robert W. Imbrie, United States Consul in Tehran, to death. The mob blamed America for posioning a well.[1]

1
27 January 1958 Ankara, Turkey Bombing in embassy compound[2] none
January 31, 1968 Saigon, Vietnam A force of 19 Viet Cong commandos blew a hole in the outer wall around the embassy compound and entered the grounds. Corporal James Marshall became the first Marine Security Guard which are the Marines assigned to diplomatic security with the U. S. Department of State to die in the line of duty. Four MPs from the 716th Military Police Battalion also died. Corporal James Marshall, USMC became the first Marine Security Guard which are the Marines assigned to diplomatic security with the U. S. Department of State to die in the line of duty. Four MPs from the 716th Military Police Battalion also died. They were SP4 Charles Daniel, PFC William Sebast, Sgt Johnie Thomas, and SFC Owen Mebust.
26 September 1971 Phnom Penh, Cambodia Attack on embassy softball game[3] 1
1972 Manila, Philippines Attack by communist group, Marine guard wounded[4] none
19 August 1974 Nicosia, Cyprus Riot outside Embassy; Ambassador and assistant shot by sniper 2
4 August 1975 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Japanese Red Army gunmen raid Embassy none
1979 Tehran, Iran Iran hostage crisis
21 November 1979 Islamabad, Pakistan Islamist riots destroy Embassy (see 1979 U.S. Embassy Burning in Islamabad) 2
2 December 1979 Tripoli, Libya Islamist riots destroy Embassy (see 1979 U.S. Embassy Burning in Libya) none
18 April 1983 Beirut, Lebanon Islamic Jihad car bomb destroys Embassy (see April 1983 U.S. Embassy bombing) 63
12 December 1983 Kuwait City, Kuwait al-Dawa truck bomb outside Embassy 6
20 September 1984 Beirut, Lebanon Hezbollah car bomb outside embassy (see 1984 United States embassy annex bombing) 24
November 1984 Bogota, Colombia Car bomb outside Embassy planted by drug cartel 1
February 1986 Lisbon, Portugal Popular Forces of 25 April car bomb outside Embassy none
14 May 1986 Jakarta, Indonesia Japanese Red Army mortar barrage none
9 June 1987 Rome, Italy Japanese Red Army mortar barrage none
17 September 1989 Bogota, Colombia RPG fired on Embassy by unknown assailant none
27 July 1993 Lima, Peru Car bomb outside Embassy planted by Shining Path none
13 September 1995 Moscow, Russia RPG fired on Embassy by unknown assailant none
21 June 1998 Beirut, Lebanon RPG fired on Embassy by Hezbollah none
7 August 1998 Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania al-Qaeda simultaneously attacks both Embassies with truck bombs (more details) 224
24 April 1999 Yekaterinburg, Russia Car bomb outside Consulate planted by unknown assailant none
22 January 2002 Calcutta, India Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami gunmen attack Consulate 5
14 June 2002 Karachi, Pakistan al-Qaeda truck bomb detonates outside Consulate (more details) 12
12 October 2002 Denpasar, Indonesia Consular Office bombed by Jemaah Islamiyah as part of the Bali bombings none
28 February 2003 Karachi, Pakistan Unknown gunmen attack Consulate 2
30 June 2004 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan suicide bomber attacks Embassy 2
6 December 2004 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia al-Qaeda gunmen raid diplomatic compound 9
2 March 2006 Karachi, Pakistan Car bomb explodes outside Consulate 2
12 September 2006 Damascus, Syria Gunmen raid US Embassy 4
12 January 2007 Athens, Greece RPG Fired at Embassy by Revolutionary Struggle none
18 March 2008 Sana'a, Yemen Mortar attack against US Embassy 2
9 July 2008 Istanbul, Turkey Armed attack against Consulate (more details) 6
17 September 2008 Sana'a, Yemen Two car bombs outside US embassy in Yemeni capital 16
5 April 2010 Peshawar, Pakistan An attack near the U.S. Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan, kills two consulate security guards and at least six others 8
11 September 2012 Cairo, Egypt, Benghazi, Libya, Sana'a A group of terrorists storm the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya -- killing the U.S. Ambassador, one staff member, and two security contractors. (more details) 4
14 September 2012 Tunis, Tunisia
1 February 2013 Ankara, Turkey A suicide bomber attacked the American Embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Friday, detonating himself inside a security entrance to the compound. (more details) 1
13 September 2013 Herat, Afghanistan A group of 7 Taliban militants attacked the U.S. Consulate in Herat, Afghanistan using truck bombs, assault rifles, and rocket-propelled grenades, killing 2 Afghan security guards and wounding 20 others (more details) 2

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