NATO: Insurgents Shot Dead Service Member in Eastern Afghanistan
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – NATO said one its service members has been shot and killed by insurgents in eastern Afghanistan.
A statement by the US-led coalition said the shooting took place on Wednesday but provided no other details on the attack or the nationality of the service member.
The death brings to five the number of NATO coalition deaths so far this month in Afghanistan, AP reported.
Meanwhile, it was reported on Wednesday that as of Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at least 2,164 members of the US military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.
The AP count is one fewer than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EST.
At least 1,789 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
Outside of Afghanistan, the department reports at least 134 more members of the US military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, 11 were the result of hostile action.
The AP count of total OEF casualties outside of Afghanistan is one more than the department's tally.
The Defense Department also counts three military civilian deaths.
Since the start of US military operations in Afghanistan, 19,572 US service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.