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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 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.

Tuesday 16 October: 3 killed

Baghdad: 1 body found in Husseiniya.

Madain: 1 killed by gunmen.

Sinjar: 1 council member killed by gunmen.

Monday 15 October: 6 killed

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

Qaim: 1 killed by gunmen;
1 body found.

Sulaimaniya: 1 body found.

Muqdadiya: 1 child killed by gunmen.

Abu Saida: 1 killed by gunmen.

Sunday 14 October: 4 killed

Mosul: 2 killed by gunmen.

Baghdad: 1 body found.

Madain: 1 body found.

Saturday 13 October: 32 killed

Talkaif: 30 bodies found in mass grave.

Baghdad: 2 killed by gunmen in Basateen and Shaab.

Friday 12 October: 9 killed

Baghdad: 3 killed in explosion in Baladiyat;
1 by gunmen in Radwaniya.

Kirkuk: 2 killed by IED; 1 body found.

Basra: 1 child's body found.

Mosul: 1 body found.