Research Hub: Al Shabaab in Somalia and Kenya

On 28 December 2019, a truck bomb exploded in the Somali capital city of Mogadishu, reportedly killing more than 80 people. Al Shabaab claimed the attack, which is believed to be the deadliest to hit Somalia in over two years (ACLED, 10 January 2020; Al Jazeera, 30 December 2019).…

Suicide Bombings against Civilians and Government Targets in Africa, the Middle East, and Southern Asia

Since the first suicide bombing recorded by ACLED in 2002, there have been more than 1,600 suicide bombings, which have resulted in more than 18,000 reported fatalities. The most suicide bombings have been recorded in Iraq (where there have been more than 340 suicide bombings), Pakistan (more than 280), Nigeria (more than 250), Afghanistan (more than 130), and Syria (more than 120).…