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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

Thursday 10 October: 6 killed

Mandali: 5 killed in armed attack.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Swaib.

Tuesday 8 October: 7 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed during protests.

Baquba: 2 bodies found.

Sulaimaniya: 3 bodies found in mass grave.

Badia: 1 killed by IED.

Monday 7 October: 15 killed

Baghdad: 15 protesters killed in Sadr City.

Sunday 6 October: 4 killed

Baghdad: 2 killed by gunmen.

Basra 2 (Head of Municipal Council and Mayor) killed by gunmen.

Saturday 5 October: 1 killed

Diwaniya: 1 killed during protest.

Friday 4 October: 11 killed.

Baghdad: 10 killed during protests.

Dhi Qar: 1 killed during protests.

Thursday 3 October: 27 killed

Bsghdad: 6 killed during protests.

Amara: 4 killed during protests.

Nasiriya: 8 killed during protests.

Basra: 2 (husband and wife) killed at home; they had been treating injured protesters.

Najaf: 7 killed during protests.