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16 Aug 2018 description

By Jennifer Dathan on 15 Aug 2018

Today, August 15th 2018, a suicide bomber targeted a tuition centre as teaching was under way in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul. The attack left at least 48 dead and a further 67 injured.

Many amongst the casualties are thought to be teenagers getting extra tuition as they prepare for university entrance exams.

The centre is located in a mostly Shia Muslim neighbourhood of the capital.

13 Aug 2018 description

By Jennifer Dathan

On Thursday, August 9th 2018, a Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a school bus near a market in Dahyan city in the Houthi-controlled province of Saada, Yemen. At least 29 children were killed in the airstrike and a further 30 children wounded.

09 Aug 2018 description

In July 2018, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 3,151 deaths and injuries from 279 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 75% (2,362) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

When explosive violence was used in populated areas, 86% of all casualties were civilians, compared to 31% in other areas.

07 Aug 2018 description

By Jennifer Dathan

On Friday, August 3rd 2018, a suicide attack on a Shia mosque in Gardez city, in Afghanistan’s Paktia province, left at least 48 dead and over 70 injured.

Two suicide bombers, said to be disguised in burkas, carried out the attack which has been claimed by ISISthrough their Amaq news agency.

04 Aug 2018 description

On Thursday, August 2nd 2018, Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit a busy fish market and outside the entrance to al-Thawra hospital in Hudaydah, Yemen. At least 28 were killed in the airstrikes and a further 70 were injured.