“An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service member died following an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in southern Afghanistan today,” ISAF said in a brief statement issued on Saturday.
However, ISAF did not announce the name or nationality of the victim.
According to the website icasualties.org, a total of 134 foreign troops have died in Afghanistan so far this year.
A total of 566 US-led soldiers lost their lives in Afghanistan in 2011. However, 2010 remains the deadliest year for foreign military casualties, with a death toll of 711, which eclipsed the previous record of 521 set in 2009.
Roadside bombs and IEDs are by far the most lethal weapon Taliban militants have used against Afghan forces, foreign troops, and civilians in recent years.
The homemade explosives accounted for half of the about 1,500 civilian deaths in the first six months of 2011, according to the United Nations.
The increasing number of military casualties in Afghanistan has caused widespread anger in the US and other NATO member states, undermining public support for the Afghan war