A soldier with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was killed in a blast in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, the ISAF forces said on Sunday.
"An International Security Assistance Force service member died following an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in southern Afghanistan yesterday." the ISAF said in a statement, without disclosing the nationality of the victim under the ISAF policy, Xinhua reported.
A total of 209 foreign soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan so far in 2012.
In a separate incident a NATO helicopter made a forced landing in southern Afghanistan also Saturday.
"An International Security Assistance Force helicopter made a forced landing in southern Afghanistan yesterday," the ISAF said, adding that "all crew members have recovered with no reported fatalities and the site of the incident is secure."
The brief statement ruled out insurgent activities in the incident, saying "ISAF is still in the process of assessing the circumstances to determine more facts; however, initial reporting indicates that there was no enemy activity in the area. All crew members have recovered with no reported fatalities and the site of the incident is secure."
Militancy has been on constant rise since the Taliban launched its spring offensive on May 3 this year.
Anothe ISAF aircraft made a forced landing in eastern Khost province on Thursday.
A total of five NATO helicopters have crashed so far this year, leaving over two dozens of NATO and U.S. soldiers dead.