- 26 Sep 2023
Somalia: at least 20 civilians killed and 50 injured in truck bomb explosion, Hirshabelle
On 24 September 2023, up to 30 people were killed and at least 50 injured in a truck bomb in Beledweyne, Hirshabelle.
- 20 Apr 2023
Urgent investigation needed as fighting takes heavy toll on civilians in Las Anod, Somaliland
Amnesty International reports indiscriminate attacks causing civilian casualties and displacement in Las Anod, Somaliland, and calls for an independent investigation, accountability, and access to humanitarian aid amid a crisis compounded by drought.
- 19 Apr 2023
Somaliland: fighting between Somaliland forces and tribal leadership claims civilian lives and puts hospitals out of action
Since the beginning of February 2023, AOAV has recorded 15 incidents of explosive weapon use in Las Anod, Somaliland, and at least 756 civilian casualties.
- 17 Jan 2023
Hiiran: 30 killed in three Al Shabaab suicide attacks, 14 Jan
Three suicide attacks on Saturday 14 January killed at least 30 people in Somalia’s central Hiiran region.
- 5 Oct 2022
20 killed and 36 injured in Al Shabaab car bomb attack on government offices in Beledweyne, 3 Oct.
20 people were killed and 36 injured in an Al Shabaab car bomb attack on government offices in Beledweyne, 3 Oct
- 29 Jul 2022
Two attacks leave at least 20 dead and 19 injured in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region, 27 July. ￼
On Wednesday 27 July, two explosive attacks in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region resulted in the death of 20 people and the injury of 19.
- 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.