Factbox: Military deaths in Afghanistan

(BestGrowthStock) – Two Dutch marines were killed in Afghanistan when their vehicle hit an explosive device on Saturday in the Deh Reshan area in the southern province of Uruzgan, the Dutch Defense Ministry said in a statement.

Here are figures for foreign military deaths in Afghanistan caused by violence or accidents since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion:


United States 1,044

Britain 281

Canada 142

Germany 43**

France 41*

Denmark 31***

Spain 28

Italy 22

Netherlands 23

Other nations 75

TOTAL: 1,730


* Figures supplied by French military.

** Figures supplied by German Ministry of Defense.

*** Figures supplied by Danish Central Command, includes one suicide.

Sources: Reuters/icasualties (www.icasualties.org/oef), compiled from official figures.

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(Reporting by Gilbert Kreijger; Compiled by David Cutler, London Editorial Reference Unit)

Factbox: Military deaths in Afghanistan