A US trooper stands near a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle, after it was blown up by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) near the village of Nasow Khevl in the Paktika province in southeastern Afghanistan on September 9, 2011.
Another US-led trooper enlisted by the NATO military alliance has been killed in a Taliban attack in southern Afghanistan.
“An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service member died following an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan today," the US-led ISAF said in press release issued on Sunday, Xinhua reported.
The ISAF did not provide further details about the nationality of the trooper or the exact location of the attack.
At least 182 US-led troops have been killed in Afghanistan so far this year, with Americans forming the majority of them, according to the independent website, icasualties.org
A total of 566 US-led troops lost their lives in Afghanistan in 2011. The year 2010, however, remains the deadliest year for foreign military forces in the country, with a death toll of 711.
The high number of military casualties in Afghanistan has intensified opposition in the United States and other NATO member states to the 2001-present US-led war in the country.
The initial US-led offensive on the Afghan territory removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity has been on the rise across the country, despite the presence there of thousands of foreign forces.