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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 22 April: 3 killed

Basra: 2 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 stabbed in Al Mashtal.

Wednesday 20 April: 2 killed

Kadhimiya: 1 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Abu Ghraib.

Sunday 17 April: 1 killed

Basra: 1 woman's body found.

Friday 15 April: 2 killed

Baiji: 1 shepherd killed by IED.

Albu Eid: 1 killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 12 April: 1 killed

Zummar: 1 shepherd killed by gunmen.

Sunday 10 April: 2 killed

Basra: 2 (a man and a woman) killed by gunmen.

Saturday 9 April: 5 killed

Sinjar: 2 bodies found; a policeman's and a child's.

Al-Rashad: 1 killed in IS attack.

Muqdadiya: 1 policeman killed in IS attack.

Tal Afar: 1 killed by gunmen.