- 23 Sep 2021
Blood Money: UK Compensation Payments for Afghan Civilian Harm Examined
British forces paid compensation for the deaths of at least 289 civilians in Afghanistan, including as many as 86 children, during their combat mission, according to new analysis by Action on Armed Violence (AOAV).
- 31 Aug 2021
Inheritance of loss: the weapons left behind for the Taliban in Afghanistan
The Taliban appear to have inherited 22,174 Humvees, 64,363 machine guns, 358,530 assault rifles, 33 Blackhawk helicopters, 176 artillery pieces, 126,295 pistols, andmuch, much more.
- 27 Aug 2021
ISIS suicide bomb kills 110 at Kabul airport as thousands flee Taliban-controlled Afghanistan
ISIS-K suicide bombing at Kabul Airport is deadliest incident of explosive violence in Afghanistan recorded by AOAV so far in 2021.
- 20 Aug 2021
Casualty monitors fall silent as Taliban takeover restricts free press
Casualty monitors have fallen virtually silent as Afghan reporters go into hiding and foreign media leaves the country in wake of Taliban takeover
- 16 Aug 2021
Civilian casualties of explosive violence mount as Taliban capture Kabul
The Taliban have entered Afghanistan's capital city Kabul and seized the presidential palace
- 6 Aug 2021
Taliban attack Kabul’s Green Zone as fighting rages in provinces
As the Taliban captures its first provincial capital and fighting rages across the provinces, Kabul's Green Zone suffers two car bombings.
- 19 Jul 2021
Witnessing the final days of NATO’s mission in Afghanistan
AOAV researcher George Fairhurst files this report from Kabul about a country in chaos, as US, UK and Nato troops pull out from a country they have been at war in for two decades.
- 9 Jun 2021
Targeted shooting of mine clearers in Baghlan province, Afghanistan
The targeted shootings of mine clearers by unidentified gunmen in Baghlan province, Afghanistan, on Wednesday 9 June 2021 has left at least 10 mine clearance workers dead and over a dozen injured.
- 1 Jun 2021
Blasts from the Recent Past: a narrative of a decade of explosive violence
A narrative report on a decade of explosive violence where AOAV has recorded 357,370 deaths and injuries by explosive weapons in some 28,879 incidents. 73% of these casualties, 262,413, were civilians.
- 10 May 2021
Explosion outside school in Kabul is deadliest in Afghanistan so far in 2021
An explosion caused by a car bomb and two other bombs outside a school in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday (8 May 2021) has left at least 85 people dead and around 147 injured.
- 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