(Reuters) – A British soldier in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, was killed in a firefight with Taliban militants on Tuesday, Britain’s Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday.
Here are figures for foreign military deaths as a result of violence or accidents in Afghanistan since the Taliban government was toppled in 2001:
NATO/U.S.-LED COALITION FORCES:
United States 561
Other nations 75
* NOTE: Figures supplied by German Ministry of Defense.