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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

Monday 30 April: 7 killed

Mosul: 4 bodies found with signs of torture.

Mahmudiya: 1 body found.

Basra: 1 killed in drive-by shooting.

Wajihiyah: 1 by IED.


APRIL TOTAL: 303 CIVILIANS KILLED.

Sunday 29 April: 5 killed

Baghdad: 1 director of finance by gunfire;
1 by gunfire at Diyala Bridge;
1 killed in clashes in Mashtal.

Atashana: 2 shepherds killed by IED.

Saturday 28 April: 1 killed

Riyadh: 1 body found. The man had been abducted the previous week.

Friday 27 April: 1 killed

Baghdad: 1 employee in the Ministry of the Interior killed during clashes.

Thursday 26 April: 2 killed

Khalis: 1 killed by AED.

Al-Baaj: 1 by gunfire.

Wednesday 25 April: 1 killed

Mosul: 1 body found in al-Tarba.

Tuesday 24 April: 4 killed

Kirkuk: 1 killed by gunmen.

Erbil: 1 director on UNHCR killed in drive-by shooting.

Baghdad: 1 body found.

Shatt al-Arab: 1 killed in mine explosion.