Kandahar, Afghanistan Sgt. Darcy Tedford was killed on October 14 when his unit was ambushed near the new Panjwayi development road, 25km West of Kandahar City. Canadian units quickly responded to the attack and became involved in a three-hour battle with insurgents. The Panjwayi development road, which is being built by the Canadian Provincial Reconstruction Team and other Canadian units, is vital to Afghan development and progress in the area.

Sgt. Darcy Tedford of the 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment based at eastern Ontario's CFB Petawawa. the age and hometown have not yet been released. Three soldiers who served with Sgt Tedford told The Canadian Press that they have been instructed to not speak publicly for at least a day. The soldiers were guarding a Canadian road construction project west of Kandahar city when they were attacked. He was killed when a rocket-propelled grenade exploded over their heads as they were outside their armoured vehicles.