§ Mr. Kidney
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many deaths have been caused by military action in Afghanistan among(a) coalition forces, (b) Taliban forces and (c) civilians since 11 September 2001. 
§ Mr. Hoon
Four US personnel have been killed in action and 17 US personnel have been killed in non-hostile incidents. Regarding Taliban and civilian deaths, I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave on 12 December 2001,Official Report, column 860W, to my hon. Friends the Members for Birmingham, Selly Oak (Lynne Jones) and for Coventry, South (Mr. Cunningham). It is as difficult to estimate the number of Taliban military casualties as it is to estimate the number of civilian casualties.