- 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.
- 28 Oct 2020
8 killed and 136 injured in Pakistan madrassa bombing
On 27 October 2020 (Monday), an explosion at a religious seminary in Pakistan’s northern city of Peshawar killed at least 8 people and injured 136 others.
- 26 Oct 2020
24 killed in education centre bombing in Kabul
At least 24 people were killed and 57 wounded in a suicide bomb attack outside an education centre in western Kabul, Afghanistan, on 24 October.
- 20 Oct 2020
13 killed by suicide bomber targetting government offices in western Afghanistan
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes amid an uptick in violence by the Taliban. Representatives of the group are currently holding in-person peace talks with the Afghan and US governments.
- 15 Oct 2020
IEDs: past, present and future
In the last decade 171,732 people were harmed by IEDs - some 48% of all people killed or injured by explosive weapons globally. This paper sets out to give historic and current context to the IED's spread.
- 15 Oct 2020
Why are IEDs so prolific today?
The reasons for the resurgence of IEDs are multiple, intertwined and overlapping. Here, Dr Louise Tumchewics outlines why there has been a global surge in IED use in the last decade.