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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

Monday 31 October: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes in New Baghdad;
1 killed by gunmen in Baladiyat.


OCTOBER TOTAL: 63 CIVILIANS KILLED

Sunday 30 October: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in armed attack in Ur;
1 killed in armed attack in Habibiya.

Basra: 1 oil policeman's body found.

Saturday 29 October: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Dora;
1 child killed by her father in 'honour' killing.

Friday 28 October: 1 killed

Sulaymaniyah: 1 man killed by Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

Wednesday 26 October: 6 killed

Karma: 5 bodies found.

Kalar: 1 man killed by gunmen.

Monday 24 October: 5 killed

Baghdad: 1 woman's body found in Al-Midan;
1 killed in clashes in Husseiniya;
1 Ministry of health employee killed by gunmen in Orfali.

Mosul: 1 body found.

Nasiriyah: 1 government employee killed in armed attack.

Sunday 23 October: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes in Fadiliyah;
1 killed in clashes in Sadr City;
1 killed in grenade attack in Bob al-Sham.