Moscow terror attack: who are IS-KP?

On Friday, March 22nd, the deadliest terror attack on Russian soil in decades unfolded at Moscow’s Crocus City Hall. US officials believe Islamic State – Khorasan Province carried out the attack.

Pakistan: 54 killed and at least 130 injured in ISIS-K suicide attack at an election rally, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

On Sunday 31 July, 54 people were killed and over 130 injured at a political rally organised by supporters of the hardline Jamiat Ulema Islam (JUI-F) party in Khar.

Case studies: the Taliban – Assessing the effectiveness of the Arms Trade Treaty, Part 10

Action on Armed Violence analyses the impact of the Arms Trade Treaty on civilian harm from explosive weapons in Aghanistan.

Explosive Violence in January 2023

In January 2023, Action on Armed Violence recorded 3,211 deaths and injuries from 524 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 50% (1,614) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

Kabul, Afghanistan: 20 killed and 40 injured in ISIS-K suicide attack, 11 Jan

20 people were killed and 40 injured in an ISIS-K suicide attack in Kabul, on 11 January 2023.

Over 15 killed and 20 injured in explosion at a religious school in Aybak, Afghanistan, 30 Nov

On 30 November, over 15 civilians were killed and 20 injured when a bomb exploded in a religious school in Aybak.

19 killed and 27 injured in suicide attack on Kabul school, Afghanistan, 30 Sept

19 people were killed and 27 injured on the morning of 29 September, when a suicide attacker blew themselves up outside the Kaaj educational centre.

7 killed and 41 injured in car bomb explosion outside crowded mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, 23 Sept

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 […]

24 killed and 33 injured in Afghanistan over the past four days, 2 and 5 Sept.

A weekend of violence has seen at least 24 people killed and 33 injured across two separate incidents in Afghanistan. 

21 killed and 33 injured in suicide bombing at Kabul mosque, Afghanistan, 17 Aug.

During evening prayers on Wed 17 August, a suicide bomber attacked Abu Bakr al Sadiq mosque, killing 21 and injuring 33 people.

At least 16 people killed and 40 injured in two explosions in Kabul, Afghanistan, 5 and 6 Aug. 

On Friday 5 August, at least eight people were killed and 18 injured. On Saturday 6 August, at least eight people were killed and 22 injured.