OTTAWA Trooper Marc Diab was killed and four other soldiers were injured when an improvised explosive device detonated near an armoured vehicle during a patrol in the Shah Wali Kot District. The incident occurred north-east from Kandahar City at around 1:15 p.m., Kandahar time, on 8 March, 2009. The soldiers were conducting security operations in the area when the explosion occurred. Trooper Diab was serving as a member of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group.