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 3 April: 23 killed

Baghdad: 8 by IEDs; 1 body.
Ramadi: 7 executed.
Tikrit: 1 policeman by suicide bomber.
Balad: 2 in clashes.
Habbaniya: 1 child in mortar shelling.
Taji: 1 in mortar shelling.
Muqdadiya: 1 butcher by gunfire.
Taza: 1 by IED.

Thursday 2 April: 23 killed

Baghdad: 13 by IEDs; 3 bodies.
Samarra: 4 killed in clashes.
Falluja: 2 by shelling.
Basra: 1 in clashes.

Wednesday 1 April: 16 killed

Baghdad: 3 by IEDs; 2 bodies.
Falluja: 2 by shelling.
Tikrit: 3 policemen in clashes.
Basra: 1 in clashes.
Mosul: 1 man stoned to death.
Ishaqi: 3 by gunfire.
Tarmiya: 1 policeman by IED.

Tuesday 31 March: 36 killed.

Baghdad: 9 by IEDs, gunfire; 1 body.
Taji: 7 by suicide bomber.
Falluja: 3 by random bombing.
Tikrit: 9 by IED.
Mosul: 2 executed.
Baquba: 2 by gunfire.
Tarmiya: 1 by gunfire.
Abu Taba: 1 by IED.
Tuz: 1 by gunfire.


MARCH TOTAL: 927 CIVILIANS KILLED.

Monday 30 March: 43 killed

Baghdad: 14 by car bombs, IEDS, gunfire; 3 bodies.
Falluja: 11 by shelling; 4 in clashes.
Kirkuk: 1 by AED; 4 bodies.
Mosul: 4 executed.
Tal Afar: 1 teacher executed.
Baiji: 1 woman by mortars.

Sunday 29 March: 22 killed

Baghdad: 7 by IEDs; 1 body.
Dujail: 6 killed in clashes.
Falluja: 3 in bombardment exchanges.
Haswa: 1 by IED.
Baiji: 1 policeman executed.
Mosul: 1 executed.
Baquba: 1 farmer by gunfire; 1 headless body found in river.

Saturday 28 March: 28 killed.

Baghdad: 7 by IEDs, gunfire; 3 bodies.
Falluja: 14 in random bombing of the city.
Basra: 2 by gunfire; 1 body.
Kirkuk: 1 body.