- 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.
- 6 Jul 2021
Manufactured explosive weapons are just as harmful as Improvised Explosive Devices to civilians in populated areas: a comment
Manufactured explosive weapons are just as harmful to civilians in populated areas as improvised explosive weapons.
- 17 Jun 2021
Car bomb explosion in Colombia military base injures 36
A car bomb detonated inside a military base in Colombian border city Cucuta injures 36 people
- 1 Jun 2021
Blasts from the Recent Past: a narrative of a decade of explosive violence
A narrative report on a decade of explosive violence where AOAV has recorded 357,370 deaths and injuries by explosive weapons in some 28,879 incidents. 73% of these casualties, 262,413, were civilians.
- 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.
- 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.
- 21 Dec 2020
Kabul car bomb kills 10 and injures 52
On 20 December 2020, a car bomb targeting a convoy transporting Khan Mohammad Wardak, a member of Afghan parliament, killed 10 civilians and wounded 52 others.
- 18 Dec 2020
15 children killed in Afghanistan blast
On 18 December, a suspected rickshaw bomb killed at least 15 civilians, all children, in Ghazni province, eastern Afghanistan.
- 25 Nov 2020
Twin blasts kill 14 and injure 45 in Bamiyan, Afghanistan
At least 14 people were killed and 45 wounded by two explosions in the city of Bamiyan, central Afghanistan. The two magnetic bombs, one hidden near a marketplace and the other near a hospital, killed 12 civilians, including children, as well as two traffic policemen.
- 11 Nov 2020
14 killed and 49 injured in Afghanistan vehicle explosion
A truck laden with explosives was detonated outside a police station in Maiwand district, Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province, killing 14 and injuring 49.