CEFCOM NR - 09.027 - October 30, 2009

OTTAWA One Canadian soldier was killed by an improvised explosive device that detonated near his dismounted patrol approximately 10 km south-west of Kandahar City at approximately 4:30 p.m. Kandahar Time on 30 Oct 2009.

Killed in action was Sapper Steven Marshall, from the 1st Combat Engineering Regiment based in Edmonton, Alberta, serving as a member of the Task Force 3-09 Battle Group. This was his first deployment and was only there for a week when the incident took place.

Sapper Marshall was conducting a foot patrol in the Panjwayi District when the incident happened. No other soldiers were injured in this incident.