Iraq says 85,000 violently killed, 2004-2008. About 148,000 people were injured during the same period. "'Terrible figures' It does not include the first months of the war after the 2003 US-led invasion, as there was no functioning Iraqi government at that time to keep track. "Through the terrorist attacks like explosions, assassinations, kidnappings and forced displacements, the outlawed groups have created these terrible figures which represent a big challenge for the rule of law and for the Iraqi people," it said. Among the deaths were 1,279 children, 2,334 women, 263 university professors, 21 judges, 95 lawyers and 269 journalists. The data covers only violent deaths, such as people killed in shootings, bombings, mortar attacks and beheadings. It does not include indirect factors such as damage to infrastructure, health care and stress that contributed to more deaths. About 148,000 people were injured during the same period. The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse in Baghdad says the numbers may be staggering but they are relatively conservative."