Norwegian Armed Forces casualties in Afghanistan
Since late 2001, following the United States-led Invasion of Afghanistan, and during subsequent the War in Afghanistan the Norwegian Armed Forces has maintained a steady presence of troops, (peaking at approximately 500) in the country, attached to the larger International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).
As of October 2013, there have been 10 Norwegian Armed Forces fatalities in the War, seven of these were due to so called Improvised explosive devices, while two were due to direct hostile gunfire, and one was in connection with the 2011 Mazar-i-Sharif attack. In addition there have been at least 26 non-fatal combat-related casualties.
List of fatalities
The following is a list of the fatal casualties:
|Date of death||Name||Rank||Age||Sub unit||Unit||Cause of death||Location of death||Place of origin|
|23 May 2004||Tommy Rødningsby||Grenadier||29||Telemark Task Force II||Telemark Battalion||Hostile fire||Outside Kabul||Skreia, Østre Toten|
|23 July 2007||Tor Arne Lau-Henriksen||Lieutenant||33||Army Ranger Command||Armed Forces' Special Command||Hostile fire||Outside Kabul||Elverum, Hedmark|
|8 November 2007||Kristoffer Sørli Jørgensen||Grenadier||22||5th Oppland Home Guard||Home Guard||IED attack||Meymaneh, Faryab province||Stange, Hedmark|
|17 April 2009||Trond Petter Kolset||Captain||29||Intelligence Battalion||Northern Brigade||IED attack||West of Mazar-e Sharif||Steinkjer, Nord-Trøndelag|
|25 Januar 2010||Claes Joachim Olsson||Grenadier||22||Provincial Reconstruction Team Meymaneh||Telemark Battalion||IED attack||Ghowrmach||Gressvik, Fredrikstad|
|27 June 2010||Trond André Bolle||Commander||41||Norwegian Navy Special Operations Command||Navy Special Forces||IED attack||Almar||Lena, Toten|
|27 June 2010||Christian Lian||Lieutenant||31||Coastal Ranger Command||Navy Special Forces||IED attack||Almar||Kristiansand|
|27 June 2010||Simen Tokle||Ensign||24||Coastal Ranger Command||Navy Special Forces||IED attack||Almar||Ballangen, Troms|
|27 June 2010||Andreas Eldjarn||Quartermaster||21||Coastal Ranger Command||Navy Special Forces||IED attack||Almar||Tromsø, Troms|
|1 April 2011||Siri Skare||Lieutenant Colonel||52||United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan||Norwegian Air Force||Mob violence||Mazar-e Sharif||Åndalsnes, Møre og Romsdal|
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