OTTAWA – One Canadian soldier was killed and three others were injured when their armoured vehicle struck an improvised explosive device approximately 35 kilometres north of Kandahar City in the Shah Wali Kowt District.  The incident occurred at approximately 8:00 a.m., Kandahar time, on January 7, 2009.

The fallen soldier is Trooper Brian Richard Good, from The Royal Canadian Dragoons based at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa. Trooper Good was serving with the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group.

The injured soldiers were evacuated by helicopter to the Multinational Medical Unit at Kandahar Airfield. All three soldiers are reported to be in good condition.  Their names will not be released.

The thoughts and prayers of every member of Joint Task Force Afghanistan are with Trooper Good’s family and friends during this very difficult time. Despite our grief, we will continue our mission to help the Afghan government and the Afghan national security forces bring security and stability to their people.