US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,142

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,142

American and Afghan soldiers inspects the site of car bomb outside governor's compound in Parwan provincial capital of Charikar, some 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 14, 2011.

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by Associated Press

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Posted on October 1, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 1 at 1:39 PM

As of Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at least 2,142 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

The AP count is one less than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT. At least 1,775 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 130 more members of the U.S. 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 three more than the department's tally. The Defense Department also counts three military civilian deaths.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 19,334 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.

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