One Canadian soldier killed in an explosive device strike

CEFCOM NR–09.015 - June 14, 2009

OTTAWA– OTTAWA– A Canadian soldier was killed as a result of an explosion of an improvised explosive device (IED). The incident occurred in the vicinity of Panjwayi District, approximately 20 km southwest of Kandahar City at around 12:30 p.m., Kandahar time, June 14, 2009.

Killed in action was Corporal Martin Dubé from the 5e Régiment de genie de combat based at Canadian Forces Base Valcartier near Quebec City. He was serving as a member of the Joint Task Force Headquarters.  

Corporal Dubé was responding to a call to neutralize two IEDs when one of them exploded.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of our fallen comrade during this very difficult time.



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