Canadian soldier killed and another injured in Afghanistan
CEFCOM NR–08.029 - August 11, 2008
OTTAWA– One Canadian soldier was killed today
and another was injured in the Panjwayi District at about 5:30 am
Kandahar time. The soldiers were protecting their combat outpost at
the time of the incident when insurgents attacked them with rocket
propelled grenades and small arms fire.
fallen soldier is Master Corporal Erin Doyle of the
3rd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light
Infantry, based in Edmonton, Alberta, and attached to the 2nd
Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Battle
Both casualties were evacuated by helicopter to the Multinational
Medical Unit at Kandahar Airfield. The injured soldier is in good
condition and stable.
The families of both soldiers have been notified.
This is a difficult and emotional situation for the families,
friends and colleagues of our soldier killed in today’s incident.
The Canadian Forces will, as always, do the utmost to help and
assist the families of the fallen and injured soldier.
We will continue with our mission as we remember the life of MCpl
Doyle. We remain committed to improving security and stability in
Kandahar Province and working together with local Afghans to achieve
peace and prosperity for their country.