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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 6 October: 12 killed

Katun al-Rahma district, Baqubah: 1 policeman killed by gunmen

Abu Ghraib area, west of Baghdad: 2 killed, 5 injured by roadside bomb near market

Singer district, northwest of Mosul: 2 killed by explosive remnants of the conflict

Old Mosul area: 7 more bodies recovered from the rubble by local activists

Thursday 5 October: 5 killed

South of Baghdad: 1 Popular Mobilisation Unit member killed, 2 others wounded, in armed attack on their checkpoint

Al-Dawanem region, south Baghdad: 1 killed, 3 injured by bomb placed near shops

Desert area of Qaim: 3 (at least) in ISIS killing of "an entire family" trying to escape through the desert

Wednesday 4 October: 7 killed

Hussayneyah, northern Baghdad: 3 killed, 17 injured by car bomb

Saba al-Bur, north of Baghdad: 1 killed, 7 injured by bomb near market

Eastern Baghdad: 1 by gunmen in armed attack

Tal Tasa, northern Baghdad: 1 former Awakening Council member by bomb attached to his car

Shahwan area, Mosul: 1 body found of a Popular Mobilisation Unit member killed by ISIS

Tuesday 3 October: 5 killed

Arab Jabbour, Baghdad: 1 Tribal Mobilisation Unit member killed, 2 others wounded by roadside bomb

Shuhada neighbourhood south of Fallujah: 3 displaced people upon entry into their booby-trapped home

Al-Naqaf, south of Baghdad: 1 taxi driver by unknown gunmen

Monday 2 October: 17 killed

Qaim desert area: 2 young men killed by ISIS, their bodies hung by road junction near Iraq-Syria border and signed 'this is for apostates'

Central Qaim: 2, a married couple, killed by airstrike

Al-Mashrou’ region, south of Baghdad: 1 killed, 4 others injured by bomb near market

South of Baghdad: 1 son killed in attack on his father, who was badly wounded, by unidentified gunmen

Sinjar: 11 bodies found of Yezidis in a mass grave in area previously controlled by ISIS

Sunday 1 October: 5 killed

South of Kirkuk: 1 killed in the evening by gunmen using silencers

Husseiniya area east of Baghdad: 1 body found of a man with gunshot wounds to head and chest

Khan Dari district, west of Baghdad: 1 man shot by gunmen opening fire on him near his home

Jihad district of central Basra: 1 body found of a woman in her forties

Shatt al-Arab area, Basra: 1 body found of a policeman

Saturday 30 September: 13 killed

Al-Na’imiya region, south of Fallujah: 4 killed by ISIS explosive remnants

Al-Thawra area in western Mosul: 4 including a policeman by roadside bomb near a market

Eastern Mosul: 1 civilian stabbed to death by unidentified assailants

Al-Gazaer region east of Mosul: 1 lawyer in the Court of Appeal killed in his private office by unknown gunmen

Abu Ghraib area, west of Baghdad: 1 killed, 2 injured by roadside bomb

Near ancient Diyala Bridge, southeast of Baghdad: 1 former Awakening member by bomb attached to the underside of his vehicle

Ghazaliya, west of Baghdad: 1 owner of a shop for electrical materials killed with silenced guns while in his vehicle near home