On 24 September 2023, up to 30 people were killed and at least 50 injured in a truck bomb in Beledweyne, Hirshabelle.
On Saturday 22 April, a triple suicide car-bombing in the central Mali town of Sevare killed at least 10 civilians and injured over 60.
As we approach the 20th anniversary of the Iraq War, AOAV looks back at the war’s continuing legacy on civilian harm from explosive weapon use in the country.
Three suicide attacks on Saturday 14 January killed at least 30 people in Somalia’s central Hiiran region.
On 6 November, 10 people were killed and 77 injured in rocket attacks on IDP camps near Kafr Jales, Idlib.
10 people were killed and over 20 injured in east Baghdad, on Saturday 29 Oct, when an IED planted underneath a vehicle detonated and caused a nearby gas tanker to explode.
Dr Jack Denny, Lecturer at the University of Southampton, talks to AOAV about his research into blast wave propagation in urban environments, and how engineering and data-driven approaches can both inform response strategies and complement ongoing advocacy campaigns to reduce harm from blast injuries.
Between the 19th and the 23rd of October, three Al Shabaab car bombs caused at least 30 fatalities and 57 injuries in Somalia’s Hirshabelle and Lower Juba states.
In September 2022, Action on Armed Violence recorded 2,880 deaths and injuries from 476 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 77% (2,220) of the deaths and injuries recorded.
20 people were killed and 36 injured in an Al Shabaab car bomb attack on government offices in Beledweyne, 3 Oct
Seven people were killed and 41 injured, including children, when a car packed with explosives blew up outside a mosque in Kabul’s Wazir Akbar Khan area. The explosion took place after Friday prayers ended, as worshippers were leaving. While the mosque is often attended by Taliban commanders and fighters, the Taliban’s spokesperson stated that all […]
Based on IED data collected over the last decade, AOAV finds that, globally, incidents of IED attacks decreased by 12% from 2019 to 2020.