- 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.
- 27 Nov 2018
ISIS attack in Pakistan’s Orakzai kills 33
On November 23rd 2018, a suicide blast targeted a local market in Kalaya area of lower Orakzai district, killing 33 and injuring 56.
- 3 Oct 2018
Suicide bomber kills 14 at election rally in Afghanistan
Yesterday, October 2nd 2018, a suicide attack on an election rally in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province left at least 14 killed and wounded 42.
- 13 Sep 2018
Suicide car bomb leaves 48 casualties in Iraq
On September 12th 2018, a suicide car bomber detonated outside a restaurant near Beiji city, in Iraq’s Salahuddin governorate. The blast left six dead and 42 injured.