- 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.
- 27 Aug 2021
ISIS suicide bomb kills 110 at Kabul airport as thousands flee Taliban-controlled Afghanistan
ISIS-K suicide bombing at Kabul Airport is deadliest incident of explosive violence in Afghanistan recorded by AOAV so far in 2021.
- 7 Apr 2021
Latest figures show RAF airstrikes targeted 4,369 militants in Iraq and Syria since 2014; MOD maintains claim only one civilian killed
These new figures include 4,066 militants killed (93% of total), with 303 more militants wounded (7%).
- 9 Mar 2021
Abu Sayyaf and suicide bombings in the Philippines: an analysis
Abu Sayyaf's use of non-suicide bomb IEDs in their war in the Philippines offers an insight into the local tactics and cultural framings of the terrorist organisation there, as Barnaby Papadopulos explains.
- 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.
- 26 Aug 2020
Suicide bombers leave 14 dead in attacks on Jolo Island, Philippines
On August 24th 2020, two suicide bombings on Jolo Island in the Philippines left at least 14 killed and 75 others injured.
- 19 Aug 2019
Kabul wedding blast kills more than 60
On Saturday, August 17th 2019, a suicide bomber targeted a wedding in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul. The bombing left 63 dead and over 180 wounded.
- 25 Jul 2019
Surge in violence across Afghanistan as bombings kill a further 15 in Kabul
Today, July 25th 2019, a series of explosions in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, left 15 dead and over 40 injured.
- 26 Apr 2019
What we know about the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka so far…
Five days after the series of coordinated bombings across Sri Lanka, the death toll has been revised to 253, with more than 500 injured.
- 24 Apr 2019
Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka kill over 320
On Sunday, April 21st 2019, a series of coordinated suicide bombings targeting churches and hotels across Sri Lanka left 321 dead and 500 injured.
- 8 Mar 2019
Mortar attack on Shia gathering kills 11 in Afghanistan’s capital
On March 7th 2019, mortars were fired on a political gathering in Kabul, Afghanistan, in an attack that left 11 dead and 95 wounded.
- 29 Jan 2019
Twin bomb attacks in the Philippines kill at least 20 and leave over 100 injured
On Sunday, January 27th 2019, twin bomb blasts targeted a Roman Catholic cathedral in Jolo, in the Philippines' Sulu province. The attack left at least 20 dead and injured 110.