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Published: Tuesday, 10/15/2013

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,149

ASSOCIATED PRESS

At least 2,149 members of the U.S. military had died as of Tuesday 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 six more than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Oct. 1 at 10 a.m.

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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The latest identifications reported by the military:

—Staff Sgt. Patrick H. Quinn, 26, of Quarryville, Pa., died Oct. 13, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when the enemy attacked his base with small arms fire; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Fort Carson, Colo.

—Spc. Angel L. Lopez, 27, of Parma, Ohio, died Oct. 5, in Zabul province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire; assigned to the 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.



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