- 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.
- 6 Jun 2022
At Least 50 Killed in Attack on Catholic Church, Ondo, Nigeria
On Sunday 5 June, gunmen with explosive devices attacked St Francis Catholic Church, in Owo, during morning mass. No figures have been officially confirmed, but doctors on the ground claim at least 50 people, including women and children, have been killed, and some 48 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.
- 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.
- 27 Apr 2022
Six Killed and 28 Injured in IS-Affiliated Suicide Attacks In Taraba (Nigeria)
Two suicide attacks in Nigeria’s typically more peaceful Middle Belt state of Taraba have been claimed by ISWAP. Both attacks, one in the rural community of Iware, and the other in Jalingo, the state’s capital, seem to have been targeting drinking establishments. These latest incidents are a symptom of the spreading Islamist insurgencies that have been active in Nigeria’s northeast for over a decade, as IS-affiliated groups expand their operational areas.
- 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.
- 3 Mar 2022
The birth of terror: how the first ever suicide bomber emerged in Russia
Russia saw the birth of the suicide bomber, when Tsar Alexander II was assassinated in 1881. In this extract from his book The Price of Paradise, Iain Overton looks at the events leading towards and away from that explosive moment.