Action on Armed Violence (aoav.org.uk), has produced an anti-suicide bomb video to accompany its new research on the disturbing long-term impacts of improvised explosive weapons in Pakistan.
This video adopts the look and feel of one of the many suicide bomber videos that are released following major attacks. But rather than focusing on the message of the bomber, this video highlights the – often unreported – pain and suffering of the victims.
The video shows the testimonies of men and women whose lives were devastated by one of Pakistan’s most notorious attacks, the 2009 Moon Market bombings in Lahore.
Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) used the launch of the video to highlight its new report, Anatomy of a Suicide Bombing. This research looks in detail at what followed the double blasts in December 2009. At least 60 people were killed in that bombing and over a hundred more were wounded in one of Lahore’s busiest markets. Four years later, AOAV spoke to survivors and their families, as well as hospital workers, local traders, police and government officials to understand how the attack impacted people physically, psychologically and financially.
Learn more about AOAV at aoav.org.uk.
Read the full report 'Anatomy of a Suicide Bombing': aoav.org.uk/2014/anatomy-of-a-suicide-bombing-moon-market-pakistan/