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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 9 October: 3 killed

Mosul: 1 child killed by IED in Shoura;
1 son of Mukhtar killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes in Turath.

Thursday 8 October: 1 killed

Bikdawa: 1 customs official killed by PKK gunmen.

Wednesday 7 October: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 man killed by hand grenade.

Tuesday 6 October: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Maamil.

Monday 5 October: 1 killed

Mosul: 1 body found.

Sunday 4 October: 1 killed

Beban: 1 Yazidi businessman killed by gunmen.

Saturday 3 October: 1 killed

Nassiriya: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.