- 12 May 2022
At Least Four Killed and Seven Injured in Al Shabaab Suicide Attack at Site of Upcoming Somali Presidential Elections
At least four people were killed and seven injured in a suicide attack near Mogadishu airport, on Wednesday 11 May 2022. Two security personnel are amongst the dead. The attack took place at the site of Somalia’s upcoming presidential election, which is to be held on Sunday.
- 4 May 2022
At Least 30 Burundian Soldiers Killed in Al Shabaab Attack on Peacekeeping Base, Somalia
Early on Tuesday 03 May, Al Shabaab forces overran a Burundian African Union (AU) peacekeeper’s base in Middle Shabelle, Somalia. Three civilians were killed, as well as 30 soldiers. A further 22 soldiers were injured.
- 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.
- 9 Mar 2021
At least 20 killed by suicide car bomb near restaurant in Somalia capital
At least 20 people were killed and 30 wounded by a suicide car bomb just outside a restaurant near the port in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu late on Friday, 5th March.
- 19 Oct 2020
The impact of explosive weapons on children in Somalia
Somalia has been named among the top 10 most dangerous countries in conflict to be a child. This report explores the scale of explosive violence in recent years, as well as the impact on the lived experience of children.
- 22 Apr 2020
Al-Shabaab and increasing civilian harm in Somalia
AOAV examines the civilian harm from explosive weapons in Somalia.
- 30 Dec 2019
Car bomb leaves more than 200 killed and injured in Somalia’s capital
On Saturday, December 28th 2019, a suicide car bomb detonated in Mogadishu, Somalia. The blast left at least 79 killed and 149 injured.
- 15 Jul 2019
26 killed in Al Shabaab hotel attack in Kismayo, Somalia
On July 12th 2019, a car bomb was detonated outside a hotel in Kismayo, Somalia. The attack left at least 26 dead and 56 injured.
- 14 Mar 2019
Bomb blasts at market in Somalia kill five
On Wednesday, March 13th 2019, bombs placed by Al Shabaab detonated in a busy livestock market in Gof-gadud Burey district of Somalia’s Bay region.
- 10 Nov 2018
UK arms exports to Somalia
UK arms export to Somalia, consisting of both surveillance equipment and conventional military items, continues unabated, despite reported high levels of state-sponsored human rights abuses in this beleaguered nation.
- 16 Oct 2018
Twin suicide bombing in Somalia leaves 20 dead
On Saturday, October 13th 2018, suicide bombers targeted restaurants in Baidoa, southern Somalia. The attack left 20 dead and another 40 injured.
- 16 Oct 2017
Somalia: more than 300 killed in deadliest bomb attack since insurgency began
On Saturday, October 14th 2017, twin bomb explosions targeted the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The death toll has continued to increase since the blast, with the death toll now standing at over 300.