US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,134

As of Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at least 2,134 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 two less than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.

At least 1,771 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 128 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, 19,250 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. Todd J. Lobraico Jr., 22, of New Fairfield, Conn., died Sept. 5, from wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan; assigned to the 105th Security Forces Squadron at Stewart Air National Guard Base, N.Y.

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Online:

http://www.defense.gov/news/

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