CEFCOM NR–09.017 - July 3, 2009
OTTAWA - One Canadian soldier was killed and five injured when an
improvised explosive device detonated near their armoured vehicle
during a patrol in the Zhari District. The incident occurred
south-west of Kandahar City at around 11:20 a.m., Kandahar time, on
3 July, 2009.
in action was Cpl Nicholas Bulger from the 3rd Battalion, Princess
Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry based in Edmonton.
The injured soldiers were evacuated by helicopter to the Role 3
Multi-National Medical Facility at the Kandahar Airfield. They are
in good condition and under medical care.
The identities of the injured soldiers will not be released.
The soldiers were members of the Task Force Kandahar Headquarters.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of our
fallen comrade during this very difficult time.