One Canadian Forces soldier killed and four injured in Afghanistan
CEFCOM NR 09.005 - March 8, 2009
OTTAWA – One Canadian Forces soldier was killed and four were
injured when an improvised explosive device detonated near an
armoured vehicle during a patrol in the Shah Wali Kot District. The
incident occurred north-east from Kandahar City at around 1:15 p.m.,
Kandahar time, on 8 March, 2009.
Trooper Marc Diab
The soldiers were conducting security operations in the area when
the explosion occurred.
Killed in action was Trooper Marc Diab from The Royal Canadian
Dragoons. Trooper Diab was serving as a member of the 3rd Battalion,
The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group.
The injured CF personnel were evacuated by helicopter to the Role 3
Multi-National Medical Facility at the Kandahar Airfield. All
injured CF personnel are in stable condition and three of them will
be evacuated to Landstulh Medical Facility shortly.
The names of the injured soldiers will not be released.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of our
fallen comrade during this very difficult time.
Members of Task Force Kandahar are committed to improving security
and increasing development in Kandahar Province. Despite these
cowardly attacks we are determined to continue working with our
Afghan and international partners towards a better future for the
people of Afghanistan.