Pakistan: 28 civilians killed and injured in five attacks over Easter weekend

Between Friday April 7th, and Monday April 10th, AOAV recorded seven incidents of explosive weapon use across Pakistan, five of which killed and injured 28 civilians.

Explosive Violence in September 2022

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.

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 […]

35 killed and 37 injured in IED ambush on a supply convoy in Burkina Faso, 5 Sept. 

At least 35 civilians were killed and 37 injured when an IED detonated on an escorted supply convoy heading to Ouagadougou. The attack took place between Djibo and Bourzanga, in Soum province. Several dozen vehicles carrying civilians, drivers, and traders were struck in the blast.  No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but it […]

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on extremist groups’ use of Improvised Explosive Devices

Based on IED data collected over the last decade, AOAV finds that, globally, incidents of IED attacks decreased by 12% from 2019 to 2020.

Two attacks leave at least 20 dead and 19 injured in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region, 27 July. 

On Wednesday 27 July, two explosive attacks in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region resulted in the death of 20 people and the injury of 19. 

IS and IS-Affiliated Explosive Violence in 2022 in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan

In 2022, 27 incidents have been attributed to IS and IS-affiliated groups in English language reporting, resulting in 172 civilian casualties recorded by AOAV (41 killed and 131 injured). Nine of those incidents (33%) have taken place in April, and account for 78% (134) of recorded civilian casualties of IS and IS-affiliated violence in 2022 so far.