One Canadian soldier killed and 11 injured in an explosive
CEFCOM NR - 09.025 - September 17, 2009
OTTAWA – One Canadian soldier was killed when an
improvised explosive device detonated in the vicinity of his vehicle
while on patrol in Panjwai District. The incident occurred
approximately 25 kilometres South-West of Kandahar City at around
10:15 a.m., Kandahar time, on 17th September, 2009.
Killed in action was Private Jonathan Couturier from the 2nd
Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, based in
Quebec. He was serving as a member of the 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e
Régiment Battle Group.
Private Jonathan Couturier
Eleven other soldiers on foot patrol in the vicinity of the
explosion were also injured. The injured soldiers were evacuated by
helicopter to the Multi-National Medical Facility at the Kandahar
Airfield and are in good condition. The identities of the injured
soldiers will not be released.
Our thoughts and condolences go to the family and friends of our
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