One Canadian soldier killed by improvised explosive device
CEFCOM NR – 10.010 - May 24, 2010
OTTAWA — One Canadian soldier was killed after an improvised
explosive device detonated during a routine security operation,
about 20 kilometres southwest of Kandahar City, in the Panjwa’i
District, at approximately 12:30 p.m. Kandahar time on 24 May 2010
Killed in action was Trooper Larry John Zuidema Rudd from the Royal
Canadian Dragoons, serving with 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian
Regiment, based in Petawawa, Ontario.
All members of Task Force Kandahar are thinking of the family and
friends of the fallen soldier during this difficult time. We will
not forget this soldier’s sacrifice as we continue to bring security
and hope to the people of Kandahar Province.
Canada in partnership with the Afghan government and ISAF remain
committed to improving the security situation in order to set the
conditions for reconstruction and development in the region.
Together, Afghan National Security Forces and Joint Task Force
Afghanistan continue to maintain the initiative in Kandahar