- 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.
- 10 Nov 2021
Are British-sourced weapons fuelling violence in Afghanistan?
Concerns raised as 9,000 assault rifles and two military helicopters sent from Britain go unaccounted for.
- 4 Nov 2021
Uganda gripped by domestic terrorism as Islamic State claims two of four bombings in a month
Three of the bombings caused casualties, claiming the lives of four civilians and injuring seven. The region’s Islamic State groups have claimed responsibility for two of the attacks.
- 4 Oct 2021
Afghanistan’s weapons cache – a lucrative business for smugglers but trouble for neighbours
Concerns of foreign-made weapons sent to Afghanistan no used to fuel conflict and violate human rights in neighbouring countries.
- 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.