Canadian Killed In Afghanistan

Posted on Sunday, January 15 at 10:41 by wolkoffd
A military source has confirmed to that the dead Canadian was a civilian. The blast also killed two Afghan civilians and wounded at least 10 others. The attack took place around 1 p.m. local time, just inside the city limits. A sedan swerved into the convoy and exploded, witnesses said. The bomb was strong enough to blow the armoured vehicle carrying the soldiers off the side of the road, said Tom Coghlan, a British freelance reporter for The Daily Telegraph. Witnesses said the blast also blew out windows in nearby buildings. The injured were airlifted from the scene to the main U.S. air base in Kandahar, Coghlan said. This was the 15th suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan in the past three months. Last December two Canadian soldiers were injured when a bomb detonated under their vehicle in southern Afghanistan. Pte. Ryan Crawford and Capt. Manuel Panchana-Moya both suffered broken bones. Canada has about 650 troops in Afghanistan, nearly all in Kandahar. There are plans to increase that number to 2,000 soldiers next month.


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