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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 9 October: 5 killed

Basra: 2 killed by gunmen.

Jalawla: 1 body found.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Ur.

Nasiriyah: 1 body found.

Monday 8 October: 4 killed

Basra: 2 women and 2 men killed by gunmen and separate incidents.

Sunday 7 October: 3 killed

Baghdad: 2 killed by IEDs in Jokuk and Abu Dshir.

Khan Bani Saad: 1 government employee killed by gunmen.

Saturday 6 October: 54 killed

Rabia: 48 bodies found in mass grave.

Baghdad: 3 killed by gunmen in Shaab and Saba al-Bour.

Baiji: 1 killed by IED.

Basra: 1 woman killed by gunmen.

Dhi Qar: 1 body found.

Friday 5 October: 10 killed

Asadiyah: 9 killed in armed attack.

Baghdad: 1 woman killed by gunmen in Ghazaliya.

Thursday 4 October: 7 killed

Baghdad: 1 killed in clashes in Shaab.

Basra: 1 woman killed by gunmen.

Tikrit: 1 Ministry of Agriculture employee killed by gunmen.

Qaim: 1 killed by IED.

Balad Ruz: 1 barber killed by gunmen.

Maysan: 2 killed in clashes.

Wednesday 3 October: 4 killed

Kut: 3 killed in clashes.

Baghdad: 1 killed by gunmen in Bob al-Sham.