Factbox - Military and civilian deaths in Iraq, 17 Jun 2007

June 17 (Reuters) - Two U.S. soldiers were killed by an explosion near their vehicle in Baghdad province on Saturday, the military said in a statement issued on Sunday.

Another U.S. soldier was killed in an explosion in Kirkuk province on Saturday, the military said.

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 3,524

Britain 151

Other nations 127


Military Between 4,900 and 6,375#

Civilians Between 65,411 and 71,665*

# = 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 (IBC), run by academics and peace activists, based on reports from at least two media sources. IBC says on its Web site that 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.


Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation
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