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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

Saturday 27 March: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 policeman killed by hand grenade.

Friday 26 March: 4 killed

Mosul: 1 farmer killed by IED.

Basra: 1 body found.

Muqdadiya: 1 policeman killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 body found in river Tigris.

Thursday 25 March: 1 killed

Al-Garaf: 1 killed in clashes.

Wednesday 24 March: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Shaab.

Al-Gurairat: 1 shop owner killed by gunmen.

Tuesday 23 March: 3 killed

Baquba: 2 bodies found.

Basra: 1 killed in clashes.

Monday 22 March: 5 killed

Diwaniya: 1 woman's body found.

Nasiriyah: 3 killed in clashes.

Basra: 1 policeman killed by gunman.

Sunday 21 March: 1 killed

Karbala: 1 killed by gunmen.