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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

Sunday 31 March: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Rashad.

Muqdadiya: 1 shop owner killed by gunmen.

MARCH TOTAL: 123 civilians killed.

Saturday 30 March: 1 killed

Al-Najmi: 1 policeman's body found, two days after being abducted.

Thursday 28 March: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Kamaliyah;
1 woman's body found in Rashad.

Wednesday 27 March: 2 killed.

Basra: 1 killed by gunmen.

Baquba: 1 body found.

Monday 25 March: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Husseiniya.

Nasiriyah: 1 body found.

Sunday 24 March: 1 killed

Oudan: 1 child killed by coalition airstrike.

Saturday 23 March: 1 killed

Muqdadiya: 1 killed by gunmen.