Suicide car bombing in Kabul kills at least 30
Today, July 24th 2017, a suicide car bomb killed at least 30 and left more than 40 wounded in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul.
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.
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.
Three bombings in Pakistan kill and injure over 300
On Friday, three bombings across two attacks killed over 80 people in Pakistan.
Car bomb kills 10 in rebel-held town in Syria
On Saturday, June 24th 2017, at least 10 people were killed when a car bomb exploded in al-Dana, in Idlib province, Syria.
Clearance of improvised explosive devices in the Middle East – Wilton Park dialogue
Between May 22nd – May 24th 2017 some of the leading IED experts, including Iain Overton from Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) were invited to Wilton Park to discuss the challenges in addressing IEDs.
Car bomb kills at least 29 in Helmand
Today, June 22nd 2017, a car bomb was detonated outside a bank in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
The number of people displaced worldwide grows for third year in a row
The latest annual, Global Trends report on displacement from the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) found that every three seconds someone was forced to flee their home.
Bomb attack outside kindergarten in Xuzhou, eastern China
Yesterday, June 15th 2017, a bomb blast in front of a kindergarten in Xuzhou, in eastern China, killed eight people and injured 65.
Suicide bombing in village market, kills and injures 75
On Friday, June 9th 2017, a female suicide bomber detonated her explosives at a market in the village of Musayab, just east of the holy Shia city of Karbala, Iraq.
Triple suicide bombing at funeral of a protester killed by police in Kabul
On Saturday, June 3rd 2017, three suicide bombers targeted the funeral of a protester, Salim Ezadyar, the son of a senior Afghan senator. The blasts killed at least 12 and a further 90 were wounded.
Afghanistan sees 53% rise in civilian casualties from explosive violence, compared to first 5 months of 2016
So far this year (January-May), Afghanistan has already seen 1,229 civilians deaths and injuries from explosive violence. This is a 53% increase compared to the harm seen in the same period last year.
At least 80 dead and 350 injured in powerful rush-hour bombing in Kabul
Today, May 31st 2017, a huge blast caused by the detonation of explosives hidden in a water tank tore through Wazir Akbar Khan, Kabul’s diplomatic quarter killing at least 80 and injuring another 350.
Iain Overton: What can Manchester learn from healthcare responses to other Western terror attacks?
Iain Overton, discusses how health services responded to the London 7/7 bombings and the Boston Marathon attack.
More than 50 killed in suicide attacks across Iraq
Suicide attacks across Basra and Baghdad killed more than 50 and injured almost 30 more on Friday, May 19th 2017.