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Factbox: Military deaths in Afghanistan

(Reuters) - A British soldier from the NATO-led force was killed by an explosion in the Nahr-e Saraj District of Helmand province, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

At least four service members from the NATO-led force were killed when their helicopter was brought down by insurgent fire in southern Helmand province, the alliance said.

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

NATO/U.S.-LED COALITION FORCES:

United States 1,108

Britain 294

Canada 147

Germany 43**

France 42*

Denmark 32***

Spain 28

Italy 24

Netherlands 24

Other nations 76

TOTAL: 1,818

NOTES:

* 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.

Writing by David Cutler; London Editorial Reference Unit

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