Canadian Soldier Killed in Afghanistan
CEFCOM NR–08.015 - April 4, 2008
Private Terry John Street, from 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia’s
Canadian Light Infantry was killed today when his armoured vehicle
struck a suspected Improvised Explosive Device (IED). The incident
occurred in the Panjwayi district. The soldier was immediately
evacuated by helicopter to the Canadian-led multinational hospital
at Kandahar Airfield, where he was pronounced dead. The incident
occurred at about 6:15 p.m. Kandahar time while the soldier’s unit
was conducting operations.
This incident will not deter us from continuing our work with the
Government and the people of Afghanistan. Incidents like this one
prove that, along with our Afghan National Security Force partners,
Canadians need to continue working to bring about peace and security
in the region.
We have lost a fine Canadian today, and our hearts go out to the
family and friends of this brave soldier.