Iraq Body Count (IBC) is an analytical project, not a news portal. Our procedure is to collect and reconcile every available, distinct report about each incident. For larger events, stories may run into the dozens and continue to emerge for days or weeks. This, and the inexorable rise in daily violent incidents, means that there is a considerable gap between the initial reporting of events and their first appearance in the IBC database.
However, we obtain an early impression of events within about 48 hours of first reports. This page provides our news gatherer's account of such recent events, but please keep in mind that these are not our final database entries. Rather, they should be considered an early update on civilian casualties.
Sunday 28 April: 12 killed
Kirkuk: 6 by gunfire.
Baghdad: 3 by gunfire.
Falluja: 1 by gunfire.
Mosul: 1 by gunfire.
Baquba: 1 by gunfire.
April casualties so far: 513 civilians killed.
Saturday 27 April: 11 killed
Basra: 3 by gunfire.
Falluja: 1 by gunfire.
Baquba: 6 policemen by gunfire.
Ramadi: 1 policeman by gunfire.
April casualties so far: 501 civilians killed.
Friday 26 April: 28 killed
Baghdad: 22 killed by IEDs, car bomb and gunfire.
Tikrit: 5 Sahwa members by gunfire.
Kirkuk: 1 Sahwa member by gunfire.
April casualties so far: 490 civilians killed.
Thursday 25 April: 18 killed
Mosul: 10 policemen in clashes.
Najaf: 3 by IED.
Falluja: 3 Sahwa members by gunfire.
Samarra: 2 policemen by gunfire.
April casualties so far: 462 civilians killed.
Wednesday 24 April: 32 killed
Mosul: 10 by gunfire, in separate incidents.
Tarmiya: 3 by gunfire.
Baghdad: 8 by car bomb.
Khalis: 3 Sahwa members by gunfire.
Sulaiman Bek: 4 by gunfire.
Tuz Khurmato: 3 by car bomb.
Tuz: 1 policeman in clashes.
April casualties so far: 444 civilians killed.
Tuesday 23 April: 71 killed.
Hawija: 30 killed during demonstration.
Muqdadiya: 9 in mortar attack.
Baghdad: 7 by IEDs.
Falluja: 4 bodies, 1 in bomb explosion.
Tikrit: 12 policemen by gunfire.
Haswa: 5 family members at home by IEDs.
Alexandria: 1 body.
Mosul: 1 policeman by IED, 1 Imam by gunfire.
April casualties so far: 412 civilians killed.
Monday 22 April: 3 killed
Mosul: 1 policeman by AED.
Anbar: 2 road workers by gunfire.
April casualties so far: 341 civilians killed.