Minister admits Special Forces had veto over Afghan commandos’ UK entry

The UK government has admitted that UK Special Forces had a veto over the resettlement applications of Afghan commandos, contradicting previous denials and raising concerns about potential conflicts of interest.

Betrayal in the shadows? UK Special Forces block Afghan allies’ safe haven

The BBC unveils how UK Special Forces hindered Afghan troops, who fought alongside them, from relocating to the UK post-Taliban takeover, leaving many in peril.

Betrayed and Forgotten? The plight of Afghan Special Forces facing deportation exposed

British Army members who advocated for Afghan special forces now facing deportation to the Taliban claim their efforts were ignored by the Ministry of Defence, raising questions about the UK’s commitment to its allies.

Une Décennie de Grandes Pertes Civiles Due à des Engins Explosifs Improvisés (EEI)

AOAV a mené une étude complète examinant les 100 événements les plus meurtriers pour les civils causés par des EEI dans le monde entier entre 2013 et 2022.

Financing Terror: the Islamic State in the Khorasan region

The Islamic State in the Kheranon Region (ISKP) continues to challenge the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan, conducting domestic terrorism and drawing international concern over its potential for broader attacks, supported by complex, evolving financial networks.

Explosive Violence in February 2023

In February 2023, Action on Armed Violence recorded 2,155 deaths and injuries from 469 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 53% (1,133) 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 […]

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.

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.

2 killed and 28 injured in car explosion in busy Nangarhar market, Afghanistan, – 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.

Nine People Killed and 13 Injured in Sixth Islamic State Attack in Afghanistan this April

On Thursday 28th April, nine civilians were killed and 13 injured in explosions on two minibusses in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, which was targeted at Shia Muslim passengers.