The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will make a historic visit to Northern Ireland today. Tomorrow the Queen will meet and shake hands with former IRA commander Martin McGuinness.
The so-called 'Troubles' in Northern Ireland lasted from 1969 until the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, though sectarian violence continued sporadically after this date.
Between 1969 and 2010 a total of 3,568 people died in the 'Troubles'. The majority of the victims were civilians from Northern Ireland, but attacks took place across the UK and republic of Ireland.
- 1,879 civilians were murdered
- 1,117 members of the British security forces were killed
- 399 members of the Republican paramilitary forces died
- 162 members of the Loyalist paramilitary forces died
- 11 members of the Irish security forces were killed