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2023 saw the highest number of civilian casualties killed or injured by explosives

# The UK-based charity Action on Armed Violence last year recorded a 122-percent increase in civilian fatalities caused by explosives. At least seven-thousand-307 explosive incidents were identified around the world, up from four-thousand-322 recorded the previous year. The attacks caused the deaths of at least 15-thousand-305 civilians. AOAV’s research shows the use of air-launched weapons across the globe increased by 226-percent last year, rising from 519 incidents in 2022 to one-thousand-694 last year. Conflicts in Gaza, Ukraine, Sudan, Myanmar and Somalia were highlighted.