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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

Friday 13 October: 24 killed

North of Baghdad: 1 body of a man found shot in the chest and with signs of torture, dumped by roadside near orchards

Southwest of Diwaniyah: 1 forty-one-year-old woman killed handling grenade found in her house

Al-'azeer area, south of Maysan: 1 wounded man in an ambulance stopped by gunmen

Eastern Mosul: 1 shepherd killed by explosive remnants of war with ISIS

Al-Qaim, west Anbar: 20 by coalition airstrikes in the area of Hasayba market

Thursday 12 October: 2 killed

Falahat, north of Baghdad: 1 killed immediately by IED fitted under vehicle

East Mosul: 1 killed in his house by explosive remnants from ISIS

Wednesday 11 October: 14 killed

Southwest of Baghdad: 1 killed, 4 wounded by roadside bomb near shops

Hit, west Anbar: 12 killed, including a university professor, 17 wounded, by suicide bomber inside a cafe

Hit, west Anbar: 1 thirteen-year-old boy, described as a second suicide attacker "close to" the first (above), shot and killed by security forces

Tuesday 10 October: 7 killed

Saridiya and Kassara, west of Hit: 2 killed, six wounded including children in homes of Popular Mobilisation Front members attacked by ISIS with grenades

Hur Ragab, south of Baghdad: 1 Sahwa member killed, 3 wounded in their vehicle in IED explosion

Al-Maash market, western Mosul: 1 policeman killed, 3 wounded by roadside bomb

Husseiniyah, east of Baghdad: 1 body found of a man, with stab wounds

Southeast of Kirkuk: 2 killed, one dying of their wounds in hospital, after being gunned down from a car

Monday 9 October: 3 killed

Zaafaraniya, southeast of Baghdad: 1 killed, 2 injured by bomb planted near electric generator

Diyala: 1 Arab tribal chief beheaded by ISIS, allegedly for supporting Kurdish referendum

Zaafaraniya, southeast of Baghdad: 1 shot with silencers by gunmen on motorbike

Sunday 8 October: 62 killed

Haditha, western Anbar: 1 Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Islamic Education and Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Anbar shot by gunmen in speeding car as he left his home

Central Shirqat: 1 woman killed, a man wounded, by mortar from unknown assailants striking their home in the evening

Hassan Kui district, west of Mosul: 60 more bodies found in an ISIS mass grave, whose IDs showed them to be residents of Mosul and Tal Afar, shot in head and chest

Saturday 7 October: 8 killed

Al-Sihha district in al-Dora, south Baghdad: 1 mobile phone seller shot by unknown gunmen

Al-Zidan village, near Abu Ghraib, west of Baghdad: 2 killed, 5 injured by bomb planted near market

Alexandria north of Babylon: 1 42-year-old shot at home by armed group

Al-Nasser area, Babylon: 3 members of Popular Mobilisation Unit killed, 3 others injured by armed group

Eastern Mosul: 3 killed, 1 wounded by roadside bomb