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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 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

Tuesday 17 October: 1 killed

Rashidiya, north of Baghdad: 1 body found dumped in a square with gunshot wounds in head and chest

Monday 16 October: 12 killed

Shatt al-Taji, north of Baghdad: 1 body of a man pulled from Tigris river with gunshot wounds to head and chest

Kirkuk province: 9 civilians killed and up to 60 injured in fighting between Iraqi government and Kurdish forces

Ras Avenue, Old Mosul: 2 killed and 3 children wounded by roadside bomb

Sunday 15 October: 4 killed

Nahrawan, southeast of Baghdad: 1 killed, up to 7 wounded, by roadside bomb near shops

Badush, northwest of Mosul: 2 policeman killed, another wounded by roadside bomb

Muthanna bridge area, east of Mosul: 1 government employee's body found dumped by roadside, with bullet wounds and signs of torture

Saturday 14 October: 5 killed

Sabaa al-Bour, north Baghdad: 1 shot dead by gunmen on a motorcycle as he left his home

Ayadhiyah district in Tal Afar: 4, including 1 policeman and three civilians, by bomb attack targeting local police during the distribution of food aid