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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 8 April: 56 killed

Mosul: 14 by gunfire, in three separate incidents.
Tikrit: 7 by IEDs, gunfire.
Mishada: 4 policemen by suicide car bomber.
Tuz Khurmato: 4 by suicide car bomber.
Baiji: 2 by gunfire.
Falluja: 6 bodies, 5 killed by shelling.
Heet: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Baghdad: 2 by gunfire, 1 body.
Tarmiya: 3 policemen by car bomb.
Tikrit-Samarra road: 5 men putting up election banners, by gunfire.
Sharif: 1 by gunfire.
Wadi Hajar: 1 by gunfire.

APRIL CASUALTIES SO FAR: 232 CIVILIANS KILLED.

Monday 7 April: 25 killed

Baghdad: 4 by gunfire and IED, 2 bodies.
Arab Jabour: 4 policemen by gunfire.
Ramadi: 2 Sahwa members by suicide car bomber.
Falluja: 1 by shelling.
Mosul: 5 by suicide car bomber and gunfire, 1 body.
Hit: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Hamrin: 2 by gunfire.
Khatoon: 1 by gunfire.
Yusufiya: 2 by gunfire, bodies burnt.

APRIL CASUALTIES SO FAR: 176 CIVILIANS KILLED.

Sunday 6 April: 43 killed

Latifiya: 6 family members stabbed to death.
Tikrit: 5 policemen by suicide car bomber.
Maidan: 2 by bomb.
Baghdad: 5 by gunfire and IED, 1 body.
Taji: 1 by gunfire, 4 bodies.
Mosul: 7 by gunfire, IED.
Falluja: 2 by shelling.
Ramadi: 1 Sahwa member by IED.
Khaldiya: 1 Sahwa member in clashes.
Khalis: 1 by AED.
Rashad: 3 farmers in clashes.
Samarra: 1 by gunfire.
Baquba: 1 mukhtar by gunfire.
Hamam al-Alil: 1 child by IED outside school.
Dir'iyah: 1 by gunfire.

Saturday 5 April: 19 killed

Baghdad: 3 by gunfire, IED.
Ramadi: 3 policemen in clashes.
Diyala: 3 policemen by IED.
Falluja: 2 by shelling.
Garma: 2 Sahwa members by mortars.
Samarra: 2 Sahwa members by gunfire.
Mussayab: 1 by IED.
Muqdadiya: 1 policeman by IED.
Mosul: 1 by gunfire.
Tikrit: 1 policeman by suicide bomber.



Friday 4 April: 24 killed

Falluja: 6 by shelling.
Baghdad: 7 by gunfire, IEDs, stabbing.
Baiji: 2 by gunfire, suicide bomber.
Mosul: 1 by IED, 2 bodies.
Tikrit: 2 Sahwa members by gunfire.
Ramadi: 2 policemen in clashes.
Samarra: 2 by gunfire, IED.

Thursday 3 April: 22 killed

Hilla: 4 by car bomb.
Mosul: 2 by gunfire.
Mahmoudiya: 3 by car bomb.
Abu Ghraib: 1 Sahwa member by IED.
Tarmiya: 1 policeman by IED.
Baghdad: 1 by mortars.
Haswa: 1 by car bomb.
Tikrit: 1 by gunfire.
Baiji: 2 policemen by gunfire, 1 body.
Buhriz: 1 policeman by IED.
Tal al-Sheir: 1 in clashes.
Tuz Khurmato: 1 by bomb at restaurant.
Qayyara: 1 by gunfire.
Baquba: 1 body.

Wednesday 2 April: 28 killed

Baghdad: 7 by gunfire, IED, AED.
Riyadh: 5 by suicide bomber.
Madaen: 2 by IED.
Taji: 1 by gunfire.
Mosul: 4 by gunfire.
Alexandria: 1 policeman in clashes.
Heet: 1 policeman by IED.
Anbar: 2 Sahwa members by gunfire.
Falluja: 2 by shelling.
Ramadi: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Tikrit: 1 by gunfire.
Yathrib: 1 Sahwa member by gunfire.