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Afghanistan

Twin blasts kill 14 and injure 45 in Bamiyan, Afghanistan

By Verity Hubbard On 24 November at least 14 people were killed and 45 wounded by two explosions in the city of Bamiyan, central Afghanistan. The two magnetic bombs, one hidden near a marketplace and...

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Afghanistan

14 killed and 49 injured in Afghanistan vehicle explosion

By Verity Hubbard on 11 Nov 2020 A truck laden with explosives was detonated outside a police station in Maiwand district, Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province on 8 November. At least 14 people...

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Somalia

The impact of explosive weapons on children in Somalia

By Naomi Graves and Verity Hubbard Somalia is one of the most politically fragile countries in the world. Prolonged tensions between Somalia's federal government, regional authorities and clans,...

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Pakistan

8 killed and 136 injured in Pakistan madrassa bombing

By Verity Hubbard On 27 October 2020 (Monday), an explosion at a religious seminary in Pakistan's northern city of Peshawar killed at least 8 people and injured 136 others. The blast struck Jamia...

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Afghanistan

24 killed in education centre bombing in Kabul

By Verity Hubbard on 26 Oct 2020 At least 24 people were killed and 57 wounded in a suicide bomb attack outside an education centre in western Kabul, Afghanistan, on 24 October. Among the injured are...

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Azerbaijan

Children confirmed among casualties in Azerbaijan

63 civilians have been killed in attacks by the Armenian armed forces since September 27, Azerbaijan’s Prosecutor General has confirmed. 18 of them were women and eight were children. Another 293...

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Iraq

The impact of explosive weapons on children in Iraq

By Akanshya Gurung on 22 Oct 2020 The 21st century has been a tragedy for Iraq’s children. An entire generation of girls and boys have suffered violence, terror, poverty, and displacement. Iraq’s 17...

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Syria

The impact of explosive weapons on children in Syria

By William Grant-Brook and Verity Hubbard A generation of Syrians has been born into war. As the Syrian conflict closes in on a decade, at least 3 million Syrian children under the age of six know...

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Improvised Explosive Devices: Past, Present and Future

An AOAV report on the impact of IEDs today, and through history – and what this means for the future: IEDs: past, present and future. Over the last decade – between October 2010 and the end September...

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Afghanistan

Afghanistan: a case study in IED harm

Landlocked and mountainous, Afghanistan has suffered from such chronic instability and conflict during its modern history that its economy and infrastructure are in ruins, and hundreds of thousands...

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A decade of global IED harm reviewed

With the sole exception of the year 2017, IEDs have been responsible for more civilian deaths than any other explosive weapon type in each and every year in the last decade. Victims Over the last...

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Syria

Car bomb kills 19 civilians in northern Syria

By Verity Hubbard on 14 Oct 2020 On 6th October 2020, at least 19 civilians were killed in a car bomb explosion in a northern Syrian town controlled by Turkish-backed forces. 80 civilians were...

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10 killed in Azerbaijan as Nagorno-Karabakh truce unravels

By Verity Hubbard on 14 Oct 2020 10 people were killed, and 34 injured, when Armenian forces fired missiles on a residential area of Azerbaijan’s second city, Ganja, on 11 October. The bombardment...

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Nagorno-Karabakh: A rapid descent

By George Fairhurst As news emerges that Azerbaijan's second-largest city, Ganja, has been shelled by Armenian forces, and heavy clashes continue over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh enclave, Action on...

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Yemen

The impact of explosive violence on children in Yemen

By Joe Keenan Since Houthi forces swept down from Northern Yemen into the capital Sana'a in September 2014, some 9,755 civilians have been reported injured and close to 8,736 killed by explosive...

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Turkey

The impact of explosive weapons on children in Turkey

By Pauline Latil and Ecem Nazlı Üçok For more than 35 years, Turkey has been involved in an armed conflict between the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the Turkish Armed Forces. The PKK has been...

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