- 22 Jun 2022
2 killed and 28 injured in car explosion in busy Nangarhar market – latest in series of explosive attacks.
On Monday 20 June, 2 civilians were killed and 23 injured when a vehicle exploded in a busy market. Five Taliban members were also injured.
- 26 May 2022
Four Explosions in Afghanistan Kill At Least 16 People On Wednesday 25 May
Four bombs exploded in Afghanistan on Wednesday 25 May, leaving 16 people dead and over 33 injured. Three of the attacks have been claimed by ISIS. This is the latest in a string of explosive violence incidents in Afghanistan since April, many of which have been claimed by ISIS.
- 3 May 2022
Up to 50 Killed in Bombing of Khalifa Sahib Mosque, Kabul
The leader of Kabul’s Khalifa Sahib Mosque says more than 50 worshippers were killed and scores injured in the explosion on Friday 29th April. Official reports record ten deaths and 15 injuries, but numbers are likely much higher.
- 29 Apr 2022
Nine People Killed and 13 Injured in Sixth Islamic State Attack in Afghanistan this April
On Thursday 28th April, nine civilians were killed and 13 injured in explosions on two minibusses in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, which was targeted at Shia Muslim passengers.
- 28 Apr 2022
IS and IS-Affiliated Explosive Violence in 2022
In 2022, 27 incidents have been attributed to IS and IS-affiliated groups in English language reporting, resulting in 172 civilian casualties recorded by AOAV (41 killed and 131 injured). Nine of those incidents (33%) have taken place in April, and account for 78% (134) of recorded civilian casualties of IS and IS-affiliated violence in 2022 so far.
- 22 Apr 2022
Pakistani airstrike leaves 47 civilians dead, 22 injured in Afghanistan’s Khost and Kunar provinces
At least 47 people have been killed and 22 injured in two airstrikes by Pakistani forces along the border with Afghanistan.
- 19 Apr 2022
Many students killed and wounded in explosions outside a boys’ school in Kabul
At least six people have been killed and 11 others wounded, including students, in a suspected twin suicide bombing outside a boys' school in western Kabul.
- 3 Mar 2022
Covid-19 and its impact on extremist groups’ use of IEDs
How has Covid19 impacted global IED attacks? AOAV looks at the data.
- 25 Jan 2022
Average civilian casualties per suicide bombing globally rose 56% in 2021 compared to 2020, AOAV finds
In 2021, AOAV recorded 1,797 deaths and injuries from suicide bombings, across 61 recorded incidents of suicide attacks involving explosive weapons. 80% (1,442) of these casualties were civilians.
- 11 Nov 2021
British Special Forces hid evidence of Afghan killings
Senior military officers buried evidence that British troops were executing detainees in Afghanistan, the High Court has been told.
- 10 Nov 2021
Are British-sourced weapons fuelling violence in Afghanistan?
Concerns raised as 9,000 assault rifles and two military helicopters sent from Britain go unaccounted for.
- 15 Oct 2021
Suicide bomber kills dozens in Shia mosque in Afghanistan, the second such attack in a week
This attack marks the second suicide bombing to target a Shia mosque in Afghanistan in one week, intensifying concerns that extremist groups are gaining strength across the country in the aftermath of the Taliban’s takeover.