Canadian Soldier Killed in Afghanistan
NR–08.011 - March 2, 2008
OTTAWA– At approximately 3:45 p.m. Kandahar time
today, one Canadian soldier was killed when his armoured vehicle hit
a suspected Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the Mushan region,
located in the District of Panjawayi, 45 km West of Kandahar City.
The next of kin have been advised but at the request of the
family, the name of the soldier is being withheld.
The soldier was immediately evacuated from the scene by
helicopter, but later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced
dead upon his arrival at the Multinational Medical Unit at Kandahar
Airfield. His vehicle was part of a routine patrol during the time
of the incident.
We have lost a fine Canadian today, and our thoughts and prayers
go out to the family of this brave soldier.