Over almost seven years worth of data from Action on Armed Violence’s explosive violence monitor, AOAV has recorded 136,324 casualties from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) – of these, 81% were civilians.
In this period, IEDs have been responsible for more civilian casualties than all other explosive weapon types combined. In total, IEDs were responsible for 55% of all civilian casualties from explosive violence.
Within this time, AOAV has seen increasing numbers of casualties from some of the most lethal IEDs – suicide attacks and car bombs. For example, the number of civilian casualties from suicide attacks last year was 96% higher than that recorded in 2011.
For more of AOAV’s research on IEDs, please see here.
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