NATO: 7 Troops Die in Thursday's Clashes in Afghanistan

By STAFF | August 12, 2011 | 4:14 AM EDT

Wreckage of a Chinook helicopter shot down last week is seen at the site of crash at Tangi Valley in Wardak province some 60 miles (97 kilometers) southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. The Chinook helicopter that insurgents shot down over the weekend burst into flames before hitting the ground, leaving wreckage scattered on both sides of a river in eastern Afghanistan and killing 30 Americans and eight Afghans, witnesses told The Associated Press on Thursday. The crash of the Chinook CH-47, was the deadliest single loss for U.S. forces in the nearly 10-year Afghan war. (AP Photo/ Mohammad Nasir)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two more NATO service members have been killed in Afghanistan, military officials said Friday, raising the death toll from attacks the previous day to seven international troops,

Five U.S. troops died in a roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan, U.S. military officials said. No other details were disclosed.

A French soldier was killed when a roadside bomb exploded on a convoy 4 miles (7 kilometers) south of Tagab in Kapisa province in the east, the French defense ministry said in a statement. Four other French soldiers were wounded in the attack.

The nationality of the seventh NATO service member killed Thursday has not yet been disclosed. The service member died in an insurgent attack in the south, according to the U.S.-led coalition.

So far this year, 376 American and other NATO service members have died in the war in Afghanistan.