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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.

Recent Events

Tuesday 31 October: 17 killed

Goum Balagh village, north of Sulaimaniya: 2 killed, 2 wounded in armed attack

Central al-Rutba district, Anbar: 3 members of one family killed by booby-trapped bomb while trying to repair their home

Amara, central Maysan province: 1 woman in there thirties shot in a market by gunmen

Zubair, Basra province: 1 body of a man aged 25-30 found with signs of beating

Al-Thawra, western Mosul: 7 member displaced family by explosion of their house

Tammul, west of Mosul: 2 displaced residents by another booby-trapped house explosion

​​Bakriya, west of Baghdad: 1 killed, 3 injured by explosive device

Monday 30 October: 9 killed

Hafta Ghaz village in Daquq: 1 Kurdish cameraman and local head teacher stabbed in his home, in front of his family, by attackers describing themselves as members of Hashd al-Shaabi militia

Diyala bridge, southeast of Baghdad: 1 by gunmen as he was leaving his home

Road between Safwan and Zubair, west Basra governorate: 1 body of a young man with knife wounds

Central Diwaniyah: 1 man shot outside his home

South of Mosul: 3 killed, 1 wounded by roadside bomb

Tilkaif, north of Mosul: 2 unidentified bodies found, shot and tortured

Sunday 29 October: 44 killed

Northeast of Baghdad: 1 unidentified body found dumped by orchards, with gunshot wounds to the chest

Nahrawan southeast of Baghdad: 1 worker killed, 2 wounded by explosive device placed near brick factories

Kherbtalah area in central Basra city: 1 body found in front of Shifa hospital of an unidentified woman in her twenties, shot "in various parts of the body"

Tarmiyah,north of Baghdad: 1 Popular Mobilisation Unit member by bomb attached to his car

Mosul: 40 bodies of people of Indian nationality found in a mass grave near a prison in territory that was held by ISIS, presumed to be of persons missing since 2014

Saturday 28 October: 6 killed

Sulaymania: 1 23-yr-old man shot

Sabaa al-Bour region, northwest of Baghdad: 1 killed, 4 injured by bomb near shops

Baya, southwest of Baghdad: 1 shot dead while walking to his car

Prince Ali Mosque, Meshahda area north of Baghdad: 3 bystanders killed in suicide bomb attack on security guards protecting funeral

Friday 27 October: 56 killed

Al-Hurriya east of Kirkuk: 2, the bodies of husband and wife, found with their throats slit in their home

North of Kirkuk: 1 body of a middle-aged man found

North of Kirkuk: 1 body of a young man in a blindfold found with two gunshot wounds to the head

West Baghdad: 1 Ministry of Science and Technology employee killed in his car by gunmen

Bawi, southeast of Baghdad: 1 Sahwa member killed, 2 wounded, by roadside bomb near checkpoint

al-Bakara village, Hawija: 50 bodies found in a mass grave of police and army personnel executed by ISIS


Thursday 26 October: 1 killed

Tel Samir near Rabia: 1 shepherd killed by artillery attributed to Kurdish Peshmerga

Wednesday 25 October: 7 killed

north of Baghdad: 1 Popular Mobilisation Unit member killed in attack on checkpoint

Tikrit: 1 killed by gunman (later apprehended) using silencer

Mosul: 3, a father and his two sons, killed by IED while cleaning their booby-trapped

Al-Rasheediyah north of Mosul: 1, the Mukhtar (district head) attacked and killed in his home

Sulaikh area, north of Baghdad: 1 killed by bomb attached to the bottom of his car