2 killed and 28 injured in car explosion in busy Nangarhar market – latest in series of explosive attacks.

On Monday 20 June, 2 civilians were killed and 23 injured when a vehicle exploded in a busy market. Five Taliban members were also injured.

Four Explosions in Afghanistan Kill At Least 16 People On Wednesday 25 May

Four bombs exploded in Afghanistan on Wednesday 25 May, leaving 16 people dead and over 33 injured. Three of the attacks have been claimed by ISIS. This is the latest in a string of explosive violence incidents in Afghanistan since April, many of which have been claimed by ISIS.

Explosive Violence in March 2022

In March 2022, Action on Armed Violence recorded 2,856 deaths and injuries from 216 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 73% (2,074) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

Four years of harm: Explosive Violence Monitor 2011-2014

A terrible cost for civilians Data collected by Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) shows that at least 112,000 civilians have been reported as killed or injured by explosive weapons in the last four years. Download the infographic here Between 2011 and 2014, AOAV has recorded a total of 144,545 deaths and injuries from the use […]

Explosive violence in July 2015

Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) records incidents of explosive violence as they occur around the world. Since 1 October 2010 AOAV has used English-language media sources to capture information on attacks, including on the number of casualties and the weapon type used. In July 2015, AOAV recorded 4,990 casualties of explosive violence worldwide, 76% of […]

Explosive violence in May 2015

Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) records incidents of explosive violence as they occur around the world. Since 1 October 2010 AOAV has used English-language media sources to capture information on attacks, including on the number of casualties and the weapon type used. In May 2015, AOAV recorded a total of 3,696 deaths and injuries from […]

Explosive States- Monitoring explosive violence in 2014: IEDs

Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) IEDs were responsible for 17,098 civilian casualties (52% of the total recorded in 2014). 85% of those killed and injured by IEDs were civilians. There was a 26% decrease in the number of civilian casualties caused by IEDs compared to 2013 (17,098 down from 22,829). Three of the five deadliest IED […]

Explosive States- Monitoring explosive violence in 2014: Air-launched weapons

Air-launched explosive weapons Air-launched explosive weapons killed and injured 5,868 civilians in 2014 (18% of all recorded).  Civilian casualties from aerial explosive weapons in 2014 almost tripled from 2013 levels. 17 countries and territories saw casualties in 2014. Almost half (43%, 2,504 people) of civilian casualties from air-launched explosive weapons were in Syria, and 35% […]

Explosive States- Monitoring explosive violence in 2014: Key Findings

Introduction “Ultimately, civilians in Syria, Gaza, Israel, Afghanistan, Libya, eastern Ukraine and other conflict hotspots pay the price when the shells aimed at military targets end up hitting homes, hospitals and schools. This simply has to stop. These explosive weapons are designed for open battlefields, not built-up urban areas […] This is not about the […]

One of the world’s oldest jewels: UNESCO condemns bombing of Yemen’s Old City

The head of the UN’s cultural heritage organisation has today issued a stinging condemnation of an aerial bombing raid which killed five people and destroyed ancient historic buildings in the heart of the Yemen capital city of Sana’a. “I am profoundly distressed by the loss of human lives as well as by the damage inflicted […]

Explosive violence in April 2015

Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) records incidents of explosive violence as they occur around the world. Since 1 October 2010 AOAV has used English-language media sources to capture information on attacks, including on the number of casualties and the weapon type used. April saw 2,917 casualties of explosive violence, 83% of whom were civilians. For […]

Explosive violence in March 2015

Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) records incidents of explosive violence as they occur around the world. Since 1 October 2010 AOAV has used English-language media sources to capture information on attacks, including on the number of casualties and the weapon type used. March saw 3,135 casualties of explosive violence worldwide. 78% of these were civilians […]