The soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in Mehtarlam district, according to Ahmad Jawid Shamsi, cultural adviser to a provincial reconstruction team in Laghman.
Seven NATO troops -- five Americans, a Briton and a Canadian -- were killed in the crash of a Chinook helicopter in Helmand province on Wednesday.
Here are the latest figures for foreign military deaths in Afghanistan since the Taliban government was toppled in 2001:
NATO/U.S.-LED COALITION FORCES:
United States 395
Other nations 41
Last year was the bloodiest in Afghanistan since U.S.-led forces overthrew the Taliban in 2001 and violence is increasing this year.
More than 4,000 people were killed in fighting in 2006, a quarter of them civilians and about 170 of them foreign soldiers killed in fighting or in accidents while on patrol.
Sources: Reuters/icasualties (http://www.icasualties.org/oef)
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