(Reuters) - Six British soldiers were killed on Tuesday when their armoured vehicle was hit by an explosion while they were on patrol in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, a British military official said on Wednesday.
Here are figures for foreign military deaths in Afghanistan caused by violence or accidents since the U.S.-led military intervention began in 2001:
NATO/U.S.-LED COALITION FORCES:
United States 1,909
Other nations 91
Sources: Reuters/icasualties (www.icasualties.org/oef) compiled from official figures/French military and president’s office/German ministry of defence/Danish central command/Italian Ministry of Defence
Reporting by David Cutler; London Editorial Reference Unit;