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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

Saturday 31 March: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 vegetable seller by gunfire in Abu Ghraib.

Daqoq: 1 child killed by gunfire.

MARCH TOTAL: 379 CIVILIANS KILLED

Friday 30 March: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 taxi driver killed by gunmen in Fadhiliya.

Soran: 1 Kurdish Party member by gunmen.

Thursday 29 March: 8 killed

Haditha: 4 killed by mines.

Rawa: 2 cleaners killed by IED inside a house.

Baghdad: 1 child by gunmen in Shula.

Mosul: 1 detainee tortured to death.


Wednesday 28 March: 11 killed

Mosul: 4 bodies found, all from the same family.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Al-Alam.

Karma: 1 body found.

Abu Saida: 2 farmers killed by IED; 1 security member by a rocket during clashes.

Shekhi: 2 fishermen killed by IED.

Tuesday 27 March: 5 killed

Erbil: 2 bodies found.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Sadr City.

Jalawla: 2 people, a mukhtar and his son, killed by armed group.

Monday 26 March: 1 killed

Kirkuk: 1 young Kurd killed by gunmen.

Sunday 25 March: 45 killed

Sada al-Hallul: 4 bodies of previously kidnapped people found.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Al-Wahda.

Mosul: 1 by IED; 30 bodies pulled from the rubble.

Baghdad-Kirkuk road: 8 policemen abducted and executed.

Al Houd: 1 body found with signs of torture.