Iraq

Factbox - Military and civilian deaths in Iraq, 24 Apr 2007

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April 24 (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber killed nine U.S. soldiers and wounded 20 at a military base north of Baghdad on Monday, the U.S. military said. One Iraqi civilian was also wounded in the attack.

A U.S. soldier died on Monday after a roadside bomb exploded near him in Muqdadiya, 90 km (56 miles) northeast of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

Following are the latest figures for military deaths in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003:

U.S.-LED COALITION FORCES:

United States 3,333

Britain 145

Other nations 125

IRAQIS:

Military Between 4,900 and 6,375#

Civilians Between 62,281 and 68,289*

# = 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. IBC says on its Web site that the figure under estimates the true number of casualties.

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