By Jennifer Dathan on 19 Jun 2018
On Sunday, June 17th 2018, a suicide attack left 18 killed and 49 wounded when a bomb detonated near the regional governor’s office in Jalalabad city, Nangarhar, Afghanistan.
In May 2018, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 2,247 deaths and injuries from 287 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 69% (1,544) of the deaths and injuries recorded.
When explosive violence was used in populated areas, 90% of all casualties were civilians, compared to 20% in other areas.
Last month saw the lowest levels of casualties from explosive violence since December 2012. This is mostly due to the significant decrease in casualties from airstrikes in Syria in May.
By Jennifer Dathan on 6 Jun 2018
Late Monday, June 04th 2018, three suicide bombers targeted civilians as they gathered at a mosque in Diffa, southeastern Nigeria, after breaking the Ramadan fast. The attack killed at least six and wounded 37.
It is reported that two girls and one man carried out the attack.
Boko Haram are thought to be behind the bombings.
The long-term impact of explosive violence is known to be devastating, but is still relatively poorly understood. With civilian deaths from explosive weapons increasing each year, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) conducted research into the reverberating effects of manufactured explosive weapons, so as to better understand the long-term harm from such violence. Our findings are presented here in our report: ‘When the bombs fall silent‘.