Trends and Patterns
Over the last five years, IED attacks have been responsible for 80% (8,608) of all civilian deaths and injuries from explosive violence according to our Explosive Violence Monitor.
Civilian deaths and injuries in total accounted 65% of the 16,530 deaths and injuries from explosive violence between 2011 and 2015.
2016 update (January-September)
So far this year (Jan-Sept), AOAV has recorded 2,976 deaths and injuries of which 55% (1,648) have been civilians.
When explosive violence this year has occurred in populated areas, 86% of the deaths and injuries have been civilians. The most lethal attacks have occurred in town centres and at public gatherings.
88% of civilian deaths and injuries so far this year have been caused by IEDs. Whilst the Taliban have carried out by far the most IED attacks this year in Afghanistan, it is ISIS affiliates that have perpetrated the most deadly one.
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IED attacks are responsible for 80% of all civilian deaths and injuries from explosive violence in #Afghanistan.
When explosive violence has occurred in populated areas this year, 86% of the deaths and injuries have been civilians. https://aoav.org.uk/explosiveviolence/afghanistan/
88% of civilian deaths and injuries so far this year have been caused by IEDs in #Afghanistan. https://aoav.org.uk/explosiveviolence/afghanistan/
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