A clash between Taliban insurgents and Afghan government troops erupted in southern Afghan province of Uruzgan on Thursday, leaving 11 insurgents and one service-member with the international troops dead, officials said on Friday, Xinhua reported.
Mohammad Gulad, the deputy to provincial police chief, told Xinhua that a group of Taliban rebels ambush the joint patrol of Afghan and international troops in Khash Uruzgan district.
"One Afghan solider and another police were also injured in the combat," he added.
Meanwhile, the U.S.-led Coalition forces confirmed the incident in a statement issued Friday saying that "one Coalition service member died of wounds sustained from enemy fire during a combat reconnaissance patrol in Uruzgan province."
The victim's name and nationality are being withheld in the light of the Coalition policy.
Around 70,000 international troops have been deployed in war- torn Afghanistan for keeping peace and helping with the reconstruction while Taliban militants have made their comeback by the means of suicide and roadside bombings.Conflicts and Taliban-linked insurgency had left over 5,000 people, with some 2,000 civilians dead, in 2008 while the violence is predicted to go up in 2009 as U.S. government has announce reinforcement of 30,000 more troops for curbing the militancy in the post-Taliban central Asian state.