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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 12 April: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Diyala Bridge.

Kut: 1 body found.

Thursday 11 April: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Rashad.

Wednesday 10 April: 9 killed.

Baquba: 1 farmer killed by IED.

Kirkuk: 2 brothers killed by IED.

Mosul: 1 clan leader killed by IED;
1 child's body found.

Baghdad: 3 killed by gunmen in Sadr City.

Al Baaj: 1 body found.

Tuesday 9 April: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Tarmiyah;
1 killed by gunmen in Talbiyah.

Sulaymaniya: 1 killed by gunmen.

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.