- 9 Nov 2023
A Decade of Mass Civilian Casualty Events from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)
AOAV's report documents the profound impact of the 100 deadliest IED attacks over the past decade, indicating a pressing need for global policy change to address the ongoing threat.
- 9 Nov 2023
Une Décennie de Grandes Pertes Civiles Due à des Engins Explosifs Improvisés (EEI)
AOAV a mené une étude complète examinant les 100 événements les plus meurtriers pour les civils causés par des EEI dans le monde entier entre 2013 et 2022.
- 18 Oct 2023
Financing Terror: the Islamic State in the Khorasan region
The Islamic State in the Kheranon Region (ISKP) continues to challenge the Taliban's rule in Afghanistan, conducting domestic terrorism and drawing international concern over its potential for broader attacks, supported by complex, evolving financial networks.
- 18 Oct 2023
Understanding and mitigating the impact explosions outside conventional warfare: a UN First Committee side-event by AOAV
This side-event presented comprehensive data on global explosions, dissect the harm caused by IEDs, evaluate UN's counter-IED efforts, and highlight recent research into civilian blast injuries in urban settings.
- 12 Oct 2022
How to Address the Harms from IEDs
In this paper, we explore these four recommendations, show evidence that they are at the core of addressing the IED threat and offer ways forward for the EOD community.
- 30 Aug 2022
The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on extremist groups’ use of Improvised Explosive Devices
Based on IED data collected over the last decade, AOAV finds that, globally, incidents of IED attacks decreased by 12% from 2019 to 2020.
- 12 Jul 2022
Killing in the Shadows: AOAV details allegations British SAS killed Afghan civilians
SAS operatives in Afghanistan repeatedly killed detainees and unarmed men in suspicious circumstances: an investigation by AOAV in collaboration with BBC Panorama.
- 22 Jun 2022
2 killed and 28 injured in car explosion in busy Nangarhar market, Afghanistan, – 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.
- 24 May 2022
Nine Killed and 27 Injured in Confirmed IED Explosion, Kano, Nigeria
On Tuesday 17 May 2022, an took place near a school in Sabon Gari, Kano (Nigeria). The casualty count was eventually confirmed at nine fatalities and 27 people injured. Immediately following the blast, authorities claimed it was due to a gas cylinder explosion, although witnesses claimed to have seen a suicide bomber blow himself up. However, in the last few days, Nigerian police have arrested two Boko Haram suspects and confirmed that the blast was due to an IED explosion.
- 13 May 2022
At Least Three Killed and 19 Injured in 9th Recorded Russian Air Strike on a School in Ukraine
At least three people were killed and 19 injured in a Russian airstrike on schools in Novhorod-Siverskyi, Chernihiv, on Thursday 12 May. Russian troops reportedly fired several missiles at a school and boarding school, damaging an administrative building and some residential houses in the ensuing fire.
- 13 May 2022
One Killed and 13 Injured in IED Explosion in Karachi, Pakistan
On the evening of Thursday 12 May, one person was killed and 13 were injured when an IED exploded in Karachi, Pakistan. The bombing was reportedly targeting a van carrying Pakistan security forces in the city’s Saddar neighbourhood. Two members of the security forces were amongst the injured. The rest of the casualties were civilians.