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17 foreign troops killed in Afghanistan in 2017

17 foreign troops killed in Afghanistan in 2017

Jan 01, 2018 - 17:32

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Seventeen foreign soldiers, most of them Americans, lost their lives in Afghanistaninfo-icon in 2017, but the Talibaninfo-icon claimed killing hundreds of foreign soldiers.

In 2016, 15 foreign troops fell in Afghanistan and 2017 proved another year during which foreign troops suffered lowest number of casualties since 2002.

According to foreign forces stationed in Afghanistan, 11 foreign troops had been killed in Afghanistan last year in combat and one soldier was died in traffic indident .

June was the most deadliest month for foreign troops in Afghanistan, in which three US soldiers were killed in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province as a result of ‘green on blue’ attack when an Afghan commando opened firing at US soldiers.

According to New York Times, six American soldiers who died in combat in Afghanistan this year were involved in the fight against the Islamic State group in its stronghold in a small eastern area of the country.

Two more foreign forces killed in Afghanistan last year belonged to Georgia and Romania.

The US and its coalition partners military intervention back in October 2001 toppled the Taliban government. Only 12 foreign forces were killed in 2001.

According to ( the number of foreign forces fatalities surged slowly with 70 killed in 2002, 57 killed in 2003, 60 killed in 2004, 131 killed 2005, 191 killed in 2006, 232 killed in 2007, 295 killed in 2008, 521 killed in 2009, 711 killed in 2010, 566 killed in 2011, 402 killed in 2012, 161 killed in 2013, 75 killed in 2014 and 27 killed in 2015.

Since 2001 as many as 3,545 foreign forces had been killed in Afghanistan and international military bases. Of them 2,407 were US, 455 British and 683 hailed from other countries. source added.

Afghanistan’s Helmand province had been the deadliest place for foreign forces where 957 foreign forces had been killed since 2001.

In Kandahar, 561, in Kabul 191, in Kunar 177, in Paktika 146, in Maidan Wardak 130, in Zabul 124, in Ghazni 115 and in Uruzgan 69 foreign troops had been killed.

Badakhshan, Sar-i-Pul and Daikundi were provinces where no foreign forces had been killed in the past 17 years. Compared to NATOinfo-icon, Afghan forces fatalities rose tremendously last year.


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