Taliban fighters attacked and killed a soldier with NATO-led International Security Assistance Force ( ISAF) on Friday, a press release of the alliance released here said.
"An International Security Assistance Force service member died following an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan today," the press release added, Xinhua reported.
However, it did not identify the nationality of the victim, saying it is ISAF policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities.
Troops, mostly from the United States, Britain, Canada and Australia, have been stationed in the southern region.
More than 170 NATO soldiers, with majority of them Americans, have been killed since the beginning of this year in the militancy- hit Afghanistan.