Factbox-Military and civilian deaths in Iraq

June 28 (Reuters) - A roadside bomb killed three British soldiers and seriously wounded another in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Thursday, the British military said.

A U.S. soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Baghdad on Wednesday and another was killed on Monday after her unit was attacked in Latifiya, 40 km south of Baghdad, 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 3,569

Britain 156

Other nations 128


Military Between 4,900 and 6,375#

Civilians Between 66,602 and 72,910*

# = 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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