- 26 Oct
AOAV’s Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Monitor
Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) presents the findings of the latest report, the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Monitor.
- 17 Oct
2017 could be the deadliest year for suicide attacks in Afghanistan on record – why is this happening?
On the 17th October, suicide bombers attacked a police training centre in Afghanistan, killing at least 15. But this is just part of a wider pattern of harm of suicide attacks.
- 9 Oct
Suicide bombing in Pakistan kills 24
On October 5th 2017, a suicide bomber attacked a Sufi shrine packed with Shiite worshippers, killing 24. 20 of the injured were still receiving treatment on Saturday, October 7th, some with critical w
- 5 Oct
At least four killed in Islamic State suicide bombing in Misrata
Yesterday, October 4th 2017, an ISIS claimed suicide bombing killed at least four and injured 39 in Misrata, Libya.
- 4 Oct
The Islamic State’s Suicide Industry
This report by Charlie Winter and Joe Whittaker analyses how the Islamic State has challenged what we, in the West, understand as suicide tactics.
- 19 Sep
Double suicide bombing in Nigeria kills 15
Yesterday, September 18th 2017, two female suicide bombers attacked an aid distribution point in Mashalari village, north-eastern Nigeria.
- 15 Sep
ISIS suicide attacks in southern Iraq kill at least 74
Yesterday, September 14th 2017, ISIS claimed responsibility for two suicide attacks in southern Iraq. The attacks are reported to have killed at least 74, and wounded a further 93.
- 23 Aug
Taliban suicide car bomb kills civilians in Helmand
A Taliban suicide car bomber killed seven and injured 42 in Helmand today, August 23rd 2017. The attack is thought to have been targeting a police headquarters in Lashkar Gah.
- 23 Aug
The evolution of Suicide Car Bombs examined
The Evolution of the Suicide Car Bomb, examines the use of such weapons in recent conflicts, including the motives and tactics involved, as well as the design.
- 16 Aug
Suicide bombers target refugees in Nigeria
Yesterday, August 15th 2017, a female suicide bomber detonated her explosives at a market in the village of Konduga, near Maiduguri, Nigeria. The blast killed at least 28 people and injured 82.
- 14 Aug
Suicide bomber kills 15 in Pakistan
On Saturday, August 12th 2017, a suicide bomber on a motorcycle attacked a military truck near a busy bus station in Quetta, in Baluchistan Province, Pakistan - killing 15 and wounding 25.
- 26 Jul
Drones and the IED threat
As more and more IEDs are being delivered by drones, explosive weapon expert Roger Davies looks at how this weapon evolved, and what threat it poses in the future.
- 14 Jul
Two female suicide bombers target busy shopping area in Cameroon
Late Wednesday, July 12th 2017, two suicide bombers killed at least 12 people, including a baby, and wounded more than 40 in Waza, a town in Cameroon, 8km from the Nigerian border.
- 13 Jul
Multiple suicide attacks in Nigeria kill 19 and injure 23
On Tuesday, July 11th 2017, four suicide bombers attacked areas in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno, Nigeria. The attacks killed 19 people and injured a further 23.
- 2 Jun
Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: conclusion
After examining national, regional and international initiatives to C-IEDs, AOAV looks and the C-IED challenges and successes