One Canadian soldier killed and four injured in an explosive device
CEFCOM NR–09.024 - September 14, 2009
OTTAWA– One Canadian soldier was killed and four injured when
an improvised explosive device detonated near their armoured vehicle
on a road in Panwjai District. The incident occurred approximately
10 kilometres South-West of Kandahar City at around 1:00 p.m.,
Kandahar time, on 13th September,
Private Patrick Lormand
Killed in action was Private Patrick Lormand from the 2nd Battalion,
Royal 22e Régiment based in Valcartier, Quebec. Private Lormand was
serving as a member of the 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Battle
Four other Canadian Forces members were injured during the incident.
They were evacuated by helicopter to the Multi-National Medical
Facility at the Kandahar Airfield. They have all since been
released. Their identities will not be made public.
Our thoughts and condolences go to the family and friends of our
Members of Task Force Kandahar work with Afghan security forces for
the greater good of Afghanistan. We remain focused and determined to
bringing peace, stability and good governance despite the challenge
imposed on us by the insurgents. We remain committed to Afghanistan.