- 4 May 2021
Afghanistan: suicide car bomb in eastern province proves to be deadliest blast so far this year
A suicide car bomb was detonated on Friday evening (30 April, 2021) in eastern Afghanistan, killing 30 people and injuring more than 90 others.
- 14 Apr 2021
Explosive violence trends and patterns in Afghanistan (2011-2020)
From 2011-2020, AOAV recorded 49,039 deaths and injuries from explosive violence in Afghanistan – of these, 28,356 (58%) were civilians
- 14 Apr 2021
AOAV responds to news of coalition troop withdrawal from Afghanistan
In 2020 Afghanistan was seen to be the worst impacted country in the world with regard to civilian casualties harmed by explosive weapons.
- 5 Apr 2021
The Rise of ‘Lawfare’ in the UK examined: how Parliament turned the law into a battleground
The Conservative Party’s 2015 Manifesto stated “we will ensure our Armed Forces overseas are not subject to persistent human rights claims". This article explores this claim and its impact.
- 15 Mar 2021
Car bomb kills at least 7, injures 53 in Afghan Herat province
A powerful car bomb near a police station on Friday night, the 12th March 2021, killed at least seven people and wounded more than 50 others in Afghanistan’s western Herat province.
- 5 Mar 2021
UNAMA’s Civilians in Armed Conflict in Afghanistan 2020 – report
Over the course of 2020, a total of 8,820 civilians became casualties of the conflict in Afghanistan. 3,035 people were killed and 5,785 were injured.
- 21 Dec 2020
Kabul car bomb kills 10 and injures 52
On 20 December 2020, a car bomb targeting a convoy transporting Khan Mohammad Wardak, a member of Afghan parliament, killed 10 civilians and wounded 52 others.
- 18 Dec 2020
15 children killed in Afghanistan blast
On 18 December, a suspected rickshaw bomb killed at least 15 civilians, all children, in Ghazni province, eastern Afghanistan.
- 3 Dec 2020
Why AOAV compared US and UK soldiers deaths in the War on Terror
The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were defined by Improvised Explosive Devices. These were the primary cause of death for both UK and US militaries, accounting for between half (UK) and two-thirds (US) of combat fatalities.
- 3 Dec 2020
For All Was Lost: comparing UK & US military deaths in the War on Terror
IEDs were the primary cause of death for both UK and US militaries in the ‘War on Terror’. As a proportion of total force size, a UK soldier was twenty per cent more likely to be killed by an IED than their US counterpart.
- 25 Nov 2020
Twin blasts kill 14 and injure 45 in Bamiyan, Afghanistan
At least 14 people were killed and 45 wounded by two explosions in the city of Bamiyan, central Afghanistan. The two magnetic bombs, one hidden near a marketplace and the other near a hospital, killed 12 civilians, including children, as well as two traffic policemen.
- 11 Nov 2020
14 killed and 49 injured in Afghanistan vehicle explosion
A truck laden with explosives was detonated outside a police station in Maiwand district, Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province, killing 14 and injuring 49.