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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

Tuesday 24 October: 13 killed

Youssifiyah, south of Baghdad: 1 killed, 7 injured by bomb near vegetable market

Tarmiyah, north of Baghdad: 1 farmer killed by IED placed in agricultural road

Al-Khawaser area east of Mosul: 4 bodies of youths found, shot in the head and chest

Road to Multaqa area, west of Kirkuk: 5 bodies found, shot

Dibs district road, northwest of Kirkuk: 1 body found, shot

Fallujah: 1 woman's body found in her home with "gunshot wounds in different parts of the body"

Monday 23 October: 3 killed

Northwest of Baghdad: 1 unidentified body found of a man, shot in head and chest

Haruniya region of Muqdadiya district, Diyala: 2, a teacher and a student, in drive-by shooting by unknown gunmen

Sunday 22 October: 5 killed

Suwayb area south of Baghdad: 1 killed near his home by unidentified gunmen

Husseinieh, southeast of Baghdad: 1 body found of a man with gunshot wounds, in an abandoned yard

Ramadan neighbourhood, Karbala: 1 policeman from a K9 unit in drive-by shooting by unknown gunmen

Sheikh Hamad area north of Baghdad: 1 member of a Popular Mobilisation Unit killed, another wounded, in attack on checkpoint with automatic weapons

Ghazaliya, west of Baghdad: 1 man, a "food agent", killed in drive-by shooting by unidentified gunmen

Saturday 21 October: 11 killed

Qayyarah, south of Mosul: 9, a woman working in "US" hospital in Mosul and 8 of her sons killed by gunmen storming their house

Rufi, southwest of Sinjar: 2 Kurdish Yezidis killed killed by IED, two others injured, all from the same family returning to their abandoned home

Friday 20 October: 7 killed

Rabia, west of Nineveh: 1 shepherd killed, another wounded by gunmen

Al-Nour area, east of Mosul: 1 shot leaving Friday prayers

Baya south of Baghdad: 1 teacher or school assistant killed by gunmen

Rashidiya, north of Baghdad: 1 unidentified man's body found, with gunshot wounds to the head

Qaim area: 3 "senior" members of ISIS publicly executed by the group for attempting to flee with their families

Thursday 19 October: 15 killed

Safran, southwest of Basra: 2 children, one aged three and one aged four, killed by landmine or explosive remnants (possibly from Iran-Iraq war)

Madain, south of Baghdad: 1 body found of an unidentified man with gunshot wounds to the head and chest

Road between Ranmadi and Qaim: 5 young people executed by ISIS for apostasy

North of Babylon: 1 body found of a young man, shot, a taxi driver kidnapped seven days earlier

South of Kirkuk: 1 retired air force officer assassinated in his home by an armed group

Khanaqin: 1 Kurdish demonstrator shot dead, 23 others injured by police fire "to disperse protesters"

Jlthma, south-west of Baghdad: 2 killed by magnetic bomb attached to their vehicle

Alsaheron neighbourhood in old Diyala Bridge area: 1 killed, 3 wounded in the evening by roadside bomb plant near shops

South of Kirkuk: 1 killed by unidentified gunmen in drive-by shooting

Wednesday 18 October: 10 killed

Jalula Tabj area, Diyala: 4 people from former displaced family killed by explosive remnants from war with ISIS while inspecting their homes

Radwaniyah area southwest of Baghdad: 1 killed, 3 injured by roadside bomb planted near shops

al-Kaykaiya, south of Kirkuk: 1 killed in ISIS attack on village

al-Hamad village, south of Mosul: 4 policemen killed, 1 injured, by IED