Cpl Éric Labbé, age 31, 2nd Bataillon, Royal 22nd Régiment, Valcartier Québec.

CEFCOM/COMFEC NR–08.001 - January 6, 2008

OTTAWA - Two Canadian soldiers were killed at approximately 6:30 p.m. Kandahar time on January 6, when their Light Armoured Vehicle rolled over, during a tactical move across difficult terrain.

The incident occurred in Nalgham, in the Zhari District, 40 km South-West of Kandahar City during Operation TENG AZEM (Steadfast Decision), a joint ISAF and Afghan National Security Forces operation, aimed at disrupting insurgent activities in the region and establishing a permanent coalition presence in the area. This incident was not the result of enemy activity.