Cpl. Randy Payne
32, and Turner, 44 were one of four Canadian soldiers killed on
April 22 when their light-armoured vehicle hit a roadside bomb near
Gumbad, north of Kandahar.
The soldiers were travelling in an
armoured vehicle called a G-wagon when it was blown onto its side by
an improvised explosive device, 70 kilometres north of Kandahar
city, around 7:30 a.m. local time Saturday. Three of the men died at
the scene, near Gumbad, a small outpost established by the Canadians
two months ago. The fourth died shortly after being transported by
helicopter to the hospital at the coalition air base in Kandahar.
There was little that could have been done to prevent the
insurgent bombing that killed four Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan,
Canada's top soldier says.