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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

Monday 6 April: 1 killed

Hayyaniya: 1 child's body found burnt, following kidnapping.

Sunday 5 April: 1 killed

Nasiriyah: 1 woman who participated in recent protests killed by gunmen who stormed her house.

Friday 3 April: 4 killed

Basra: 1 killed by gunmen.

Dhi Qar: 2 killed in clashes.

Nasiriyah: 1 protester killed by police.

Wednesday 1 April: 1 killed

Ramadi: 1 killed by landmine.

Tuesday 31 March: 1 killed

Baquba: 1 farmer killed by IED.

MARCH TOTAL: 73 CIVILIANS KILLED.

Monday 30 March: 1 killed

Baquba: 1 killed by IED in Al-Abaya.

Sunday 29 March: 3 killed

Basra: 2 killed in clashes.

Baquba: 1 killed by IED.