FACTBOX: Military and civilian deaths in Iraq

(Reuters) – One U.S. soldier was killed and three were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near their patrol in eastern Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

Another U.S. soldier was killed by a roadside bomb which struck his patrol near the city of Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, on Friday, the U.S. military said.

A third U.S. soldier died in a road accident last Wednesday, the U.S. military reported.

Following are the latest figures for military deaths in Iraq and Iraqi civilians killed in attacks since the U.S.-led invasion in March, 2003:


United States 3,882

Britain 173

Other nations 134


Military Between 4,900 and 6,375#

Civilians Between 77,573 and 84,502*

# = Think-tank estimates for military under Saddam Hussein killed during the 2003 war. No reliable official figures have been issued since new security forces were set up in late 2003.

* = From www.iraqbodycount.net (IBC), run by academics and peace activists, based on reports from at least two media sources. The IBC says on its Web site the figure underestimates the true number of casualties.

The U.S-led military coalition toll includes casualties from Iraq and the surrounding area where troops are stationed.

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