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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

Tuesday 10 October: 7 killed

Saridiya and Kassara, west of Hit: 2 killed, six wounded including children in homes of Popular Mobilisation Front members attacked by ISIS with grenades

Hur Ragab, south of Baghdad: 1 Sahwa member killed, 3 wounded in their vehicle in IED explosion

Al-Maash market, western Mosul: 1 policeman killed, 3 wounded by roadside bomb

Husseiniyah, east of Baghdad: 1 body found of a man, with stab wounds

Southeast of Kirkuk: 2 killed, one dying of their wounds in hospital, after being gunned down from a car

Monday 9 October: 3 killed

Zaafaraniya, southeast of Baghdad: 1 killed, 2 injured by bomb planted near electric generator

Diyala: 1 Arab tribal chief beheaded by ISIS, allegedly for supporting Kurdish referendum

Zaafaraniya, southeast of Baghdad: 1 shot with silencers by gunmen on motorbike

Sunday 8 October: 62 killed

Haditha, western Anbar: 1 Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Islamic Education and Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Anbar shot by gunmen in speeding car as he left his home

Central Shirqat: 1 woman killed, a man wounded, by mortar from unknown assailants striking their home in the evening

Hassan Kui district, west of Mosul: 60 more bodies found in an ISIS mass grave, whose IDs showed them to be residents of Mosul and Tal Afar, shot in head and chest

Saturday 7 October: 8 killed

Al-Sihha district in al-Dora, south Baghdad: 1 mobile phone seller shot by unknown gunmen

Al-Zidan village, near Abu Ghraib, west of Baghdad: 2 killed, 5 injured by bomb planted near market

Alexandria north of Babylon: 1 42-year-old shot at home by armed group

Al-Nasser area, Babylon: 3 members of Popular Mobilisation Unit killed, 3 others injured by armed group

Eastern Mosul: 3 killed, 1 wounded by roadside bomb

Friday 6 October: 12 killed

Katun al-Rahma district, Baqubah: 1 policeman killed by gunmen

Abu Ghraib area, west of Baghdad: 2 killed, 5 injured by roadside bomb near market

Singer district, northwest of Mosul: 2 killed by explosive remnants of the conflict

Old Mosul area: 7 more bodies recovered from the rubble by local activists

Thursday 5 October: 5 killed

South of Baghdad: 1 Popular Mobilisation Unit member killed, 2 others wounded, in armed attack on their checkpoint

Al-Dawanem region, south Baghdad: 1 killed, 3 injured by bomb placed near shops

Desert area of Qaim: 3 (at least) in ISIS killing of "an entire family" trying to escape through the desert

Wednesday 4 October: 7 killed

Hussayneyah, northern Baghdad: 3 killed, 17 injured by car bomb

Saba al-Bur, north of Baghdad: 1 killed, 7 injured by bomb near market

Eastern Baghdad: 1 by gunmen in armed attack

Tal Tasa, northern Baghdad: 1 former Awakening Council member by bomb attached to his car

Shahwan area, Mosul: 1 body found of a Popular Mobilisation Unit member killed by ISIS