Afghanistan

Factbox - Military deaths in Afghanistan, 01 Jun 2007

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June 1 (Reuters) - A soldier with NATO's International Security Assistance Force was killed and three others were wounded in combat in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, ISAF said.

The soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in Mehtarlam district, according to Ahmad Jawid Shamsi, cultural adviser to a provincial reconstruction team in Laghman.

Seven NATO troops -- five Americans, a Briton and a Canadian -- were killed in the crash of a Chinook helicopter in Helmand province on Wednesday.

Here are the latest figures for foreign military deaths in Afghanistan since the Taliban government was toppled in 2001:

NATO/U.S.-LED COALITION FORCES:

United States 395

Canada 56

Britain 58

Spain 21

Germany 21

Other nations 41

TOTAL: 592

Last year was the bloodiest in Afghanistan since U.S.-led forces overthrew the Taliban in 2001 and violence is increasing this year.

More than 4,000 people were killed in fighting in 2006, a quarter of them civilians and about 170 of them foreign soldiers killed in fighting or in accidents while on patrol.

Sources: Reuters/icasualties (http://www.icasualties.org/oef)

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