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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

Monday 9 April: 26 killed

Mosul: 22 bodies found in mass grave, of civilians and UNHCR members executed.

Haditha: 2 killed by suicide bomber.

Baquba: 1 farmer by gunfire.

Dahuk: 1 body found.

Sunday 8 April: 6 killed

Hit: 3 killed by suicide bomber at political party headquarters.

Tikrit: 1 by IED.

Zahra: 1 by gunire.

Mosul: 1 by IED.

Saturday 7 April: 7 killed

Yaje: 3 killed in raid.

Dibs: 3 killed in a car at fake checkpoint.

Dahuk: 1 body, of 13-year-old child, found after abduction.

Friday 6 April: 26 killed

Mosul: 22 children's bodies pulled from rubble in al-Makkawi.

Safwan: 2 killed in clashes.

Kirkuk: 1 by gunfire.

Diwaniyah: 1 body found.

Thursday 5 April: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Rashad.

Khalis: 1 body found.

Wednesday 4 April: 4 killed

Khanaqin: 3 people (a father and his daughters) killed by gunfire.

Kanaan: 1 killed by AED under car.

Tuesday 3 April: 3 killed

Hawija: 1 farmer killed by mortar shell.

Basra: 1 body (of 20-year-old woman) found.

Qara Taba: 1 woman killed by mortar shell.