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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 8 April: 2 killed

Al-Shirqat: 1 child killed by mortar at checkpoint.

Baghdad: 1 doctor kidnapped and executed.

Sunday 7 April: 2 killed

Fallujah: 1 body found.

Al Tuba: 1 policeman killed by shelling.

Saturday 6 April: 3 killed

Kirkuk: 1 killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Husseiniya;
1 body found in Fadhiliya.

Friday 5 April: 3 killed

Erbil: 1 killed by gunmen in market.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Shula.

Basra: 1 killed in clashes.

Thursday 4 April: 7 killed

Al Anaz: 3 killed by car bomb.

Naqib: 2 (father and son) killed by IED.

Basra: 1 woman killed by gunmen in drive-by shooting.

Mosul: 1 body found in Badush.

Wednesday 3 April: 3 killed.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Taji.

Dujail: 1 killed by grenade.

Wajihiya: 1 government employee killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 2 April: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Abu Ghraib.