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Published:March 24th, 2008 06:06 EST
4,000 Americans Killed in Iraq

4,000 Americans Killed in Iraq

By SOP newswire

The U.S. military in Iraq says a roadside bomb has killed four U.S. soldiers in southern Baghdad, pushing the American death toll in the five-year conflict to 4,000.

A military statement issued Monday, said at least one coalition soldier was wounded in the bombing late Sunday.

U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, on a visit to Jerusalem Monday, said the latest death toll may have a psychological effect on the public. He expressed regret for every casualty and loss in Iraq and said the decision to send young men and women into harm's way is never easy.

Violence in Baghdad and northern Iraq Sunday claimed the lives of at least 58 people.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.