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March 22 (Reuters) - A roadside bomb killed three U.S. soldiers and two civilians northwest of Baghdad on Saturday, the U.S. military said, taking the toll of U.S. military deaths in Iraq close to 4,000.
Following are the latest figures for soldiers and civilians killed in attacks since the U.S.-led invasion in March, 2003:
U.S.-LED COALITION FORCES:
United States 3,996
Other nations 134
Military Between 4,900 and 6,375#
Civilians Between 82,249 and 89,760*
# = 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. (Writing by David Cutler, London Editorial Reference Unit)