- 12 Sep 2021
The Devil’s Face: the suicide attacks on 9/11 remembered
This is an extract from Iain Overton's, AOAV's Executive Director, book: The Price of Paradise: how the suicide bombers shaped the modern age. It is published in memory of those killed two decades ago.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 20 Oct 2020
13 killed by suicide bomber targetting government offices in western Afghanistan
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes amid an uptick in violence by the Taliban. Representatives of the group are currently holding in-person peace talks with the Afghan and US governments.
- 15 Oct 2020
Afghanistan: a case study in IED harm
IEDs have been the leading cause of conflict-related civilian death in Afghanistan every year since 2001 - this report examines this reality.
- 15 Oct 2020
A decade of global IED harm reviewed
With the sole exception of the year 2017, IEDs have been responsible for more civilian deaths than any other explosive weapon type in each and every year in the last decade.
- 6 Oct 2020
101 casualties in two car bombings over three days casts a shadow over the Afghan Peace Process
This year looks set to be the most harmful for civilians in Afghanistan from roadside bombs in at least the last decade. Will talks with the Taliban bring the peace so desired?
- 20 Sep 2019
Taliban car bomb hits hospital in Afghanistan’s Zabul province
On September 19th 2019, a Taliban suicide car bomb detonated near a hospital in Qalat, in the Afghanistan’s Zabul province. The attack left 20 dead and 95 wounded.
- 18 Sep 2019
Taliban suicide attacks kill at least 48
On Tuesday, September 17th 2019, two Taliban suicide attacks killed at least 48. One occurred at a campaign rally in Parwan province and the other in central Kabul.