8 American Civilians Killed By Afghan Suicide Bomber

Eight American civilians were killed today when a lone suicide bomber struck Forward Operating Base Chapman in Khowst province eastern Afghanistan. Khowst province is located on the Pakistani border. No U.S. or NATO troops were killed or wounded in the blast. The bomber detonated his explosive vest inside the Forward Operating Base Chapman. The base is part of NATO’s Regional Command East, which is supervised by the U.S. military. It also houses Western civilians working on reconstruction projects in the war-torn nation.   A total of 940 U.S. soldiers have died in the U.S.-led Afghanistan War so far, while the total fatalities of coalition troops have mounted to 1,553. A total of 100 British Armed Forces personnel have died in Afghanistan this year. 2,038 civilians has been killed in the Afghan conflict during the first three months of 2009. The comparable figure for 2008 was 1,838, meaning a rise of 10.8 per cent.

Coalition Military Fatalities By Year

Year US UK Other Total
2001 12 0 0 12
2002 49 3 17 69
2003 48 0 9 57
2004 52 1 7 60
2005 99 1 31 131
2006 98 39 54 191
2007 117 42 73 232
2008 155 51 89 295
2009 311 107 94 512
Total 941 244 374 1559

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U.S. Fatalities in and around Afghanistan

Country of Death Fatalities
Afghanistan 827
Germany (from wounds in theatre) 12
Pakistan 12
United Arab Emirates 1
USA (from wounds in theatre) 16
Uzbekistan 1
Total 869

View Details: U.S. Fatalities In and Around Afghanistan

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