Deleting Markers leaves underlying counters selected

I have an activated marker I place on counters. It has delete using Alt-D and it has a marker property value=1. I have a Global Key Command on the main map to send an Alt-D to all markers with a Marker=1.
It works great, except that every counter that had an activation marker is now selected. Is there a way of saying “deselect all” after the activation markers are deleted?