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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

Wednesday 17 January: 11 killed

Muqdadiya: 3 civilians killed in separate armed attacks.

Baghdad: 2 bodies found with gunshot and knife wounds.

Madain: 1 killed by IED.

Seberdane, Erbil: 2, a husband and wife, killed by unknown gunmen.

Bab Lan: 1 in armed attack.

Mosul: 1 in armed attack in the Zummar area.

Qara Taba: 1 killed at mosque during kidnapping.

Tuesday 16 January: 3 killed

Mosul: 2 bodies found with gunshot wounds.

Baghdad: 1 killed by IED in Tobchi.

Monday 15 January: 97 killed

Baghdad: 38 killed in double suicide attack in the centre of the capital;
2 by unknown gunmen in Shaab.

Badush: 52 bodies of security members found in mass grave with gunshot wounds in the head and chest.

Mosul: 2 bodies found.

Ain al-Jahsh: 3 policemen killed by unknown gunmen who had set up a fake checkpoint.

Sunday 14 January: 5 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in drive-by shooting in New Baghdad;
1 by unknown gunmen in Shaab.

Tarmiya: 1 by IED in a market.

Balad Ruz: 1 by IED.

Nasiriya: 1 body found.

Saturday 13 January: 14 killed

Baghdad: 7 killed by a suicide bomber in Aden Square, Kadhimiya;
1 by unknown gunman in Saba al-Bour;
1 by IED in Husseiniya;
1 body found in Jurf al-Nadaf.

Sulaimaniya: 1 body found with gunshot wounds.

Basra: 1 by gunfire in Karma.

Abu Sidon: 1 three-year-old child killed during clashes.

Yusufiya: 1 by IED at a popular market.

Friday 12 January: 13 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed by unknown gunman in Shula;
1 by IED at a fruit and vegetable market in Al-Wahda;
1 shop owner by unknown gunmen in Abu Ghraib;
2 by unknown gunmen in Duanem.

Abbasi: 3 family members (mother and two sons) by an unknown gunman.

Mosul: 2 bodies found.

Basra: 1 employee in the narcotics department found dead days after abduction.

Madain: 1 killed by IED at a fish market.

Sulaimaniya: 1 died when gunmen opened fire at a mosque after prayers.

Thursday 11 January: 13 killed

Mosul: 5 bodies found under rubble; 1 mukhtar shot outside his house.

Sulaimaniya: 3 children killed by IED in Chamchamal; 1 by landmine.

Baghdad: 1 by gunfire, Sadr City.

Sansal: 1 Ministry of Defence employee by gunfire.

Canaan: 1 killed by IED in a residential area.