It said another five soldiers were also killed in various incidents in and around the city on Saturday -- taking the day's total to 12.
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:
U.S.-LED COALITION FORCES:
United States 3,559
Other nations 128
Military Between 4,900 and 6,375#
Civilians Between 66,195 and 72,489*
# = 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 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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