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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

Thursday 31 October: 83 killed

Khanaqin: 1 killed in ISIS attack.

Zubair: 1 body found.

Baghdad: 6 demonstrators killed;
2 policemen killed by gunmen.

Aggregate: 73 more deaths of demonstrators recorded to bring the monthly total to 250.


Wednesday 30 October: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 demonstrator killed.

Tuesday 29 October: 3 killed

Al-Islah: 1 farmer killed by IED;
2 killed by IED.

Monday 28 October: 25 killed

Karbala: 18 demonstrators killed.

Baghdad: 5 demonstrators killed.

Muqdadiya: 2 killed by IED.

Sunday 27 October: 7 killed

Hilla: 7 demonstrators killed.

Saturday 26 October: 23 killed

Dhi Qar: 4 demonstrators killed and burnt;
1 government employee shot and killed during demonstration.

Baghdad: 3 demonstrators killed.

Nasiriyah: 2 demonstrators killed;
1 paramedic killed while treating injured demonstrators.

Maysan: 4 demonstrators killed.

Basra: 5 demonstrators killed.

Hilla: 3 demonstrators killed.

Friday 25 October: 58 killed.

Baghdad: 8 demonstrators killed.

Maysan: 9 demonstrators killed.

Muthanna: 1 demonstrator killed.

Nasiriyah: 12 demonstrators killed;
1 man killed by gunmen.

Basra: 5 demonstrators killed;
2 injured demonstrators killed inside hospital.

Diwaniya: 12 demonstrators killed and burnt inside building.

Hilla: 7 demonstrators killed by Badr militia.

Abu Said: 1 killed by gunmen.