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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 23 October: 9 killed

Qayyarah: 6 killed by car bomb at a market.

Wajihiyah: 1 killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 body found in Diyala Bridge.

Taji: 1 killed by gunmen.

Monday 22 October: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in armed attack in Kusra.

Sunday 21 October: 12 killed

Baghdad: 4 family members killed in armed attack in Adhamiya.

Mosul: 2 policemen killed by gunfire in Shula and Makhmour;
3 bodies found in rubble.

Rashad: 2 killed by IED.

Riyadh: 1 policeman killed by IED.

Saturday 20 October: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Amin;
1 killed by IED in Abu Ghraib.

Khanaqin: 1 farmer killed in armed attack.

Friday 19 October: 2 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in armed attack in the centre of the city.

Anbar: 1 killed by gunmen.

Thursday 18 October: 13 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Shula.

Samawah: 1 killed by gunmen.

Shatrah: 1 killed by gunmen.

Mosul: 10 bodies found in Zanjili.

Wednesday 17 October: 8 killed

Shirqat: 3 killed by IED.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Dora;
1 body found in Rustimiya.

Muqdadiya: 1 killed by gunmen.

Dohuk: 1 woman killed by gunmen.

Dibs: 1 by gunmen.