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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 23 April: 1 killed

Al-Jizani: 1 explosives expert killed while dismantling bomb.

Thursday 22 April: 4 killed

Baquba: 4 killed in IED and gunfire attack at police patrol.

Wednesday 21 April: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Husseiniya.

Qara Dara: 1 child killed by IED.

Tuesday 20 April: 3 killed

Hamrin mountains: 2 policemen killed by IED.

Nahr al-Gharaf: 1 body found.

Monday 19 April: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 policeman killed by gunmen in Shuala.

Samarra: 1 killed by gunmen.

Sunday 18 April: 4 killed

Samarra: 1 mukhtar killed by IED.

Najaf: 2 killed by gunmen inside a vehicle.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Diyala Bridge.

Saturday 17 April: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes in Sadr City;
1 killed by gunmen in Nahrawan;
1 body found in Shaab.