42 dead Canadians in Afghanistan
Afghan Attack Brings Total of Canadians Killed to 42
By CARLOTTA GALL
Published: October 16, 2006
KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 15 — Two Canadian soldiers in the NATO force were killed and three were wounded in an ambush in southern Afghanistan on Saturday afternoon, and an Afghan provincial council member was assassinated Sunday on his way to work,
In other violence, an Italian photojournalist was reported to have been kidnapped by gunmen in southern Afghanistan. Two policemen were killed in a raid on Afghanistan’s eastern border with Pakistan, and two civilians died in a roadside bomb explosion that was apparently intended for a Westerner’s vehicle that was passing by, news agencies reported.
The Canadians were killed when their convoy came under fire by rocket-propelled grenades and gunfire in Kandahar Province, forcing their unit to call in airstrikes, according to a NATO news release. Forty-two Canadian soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan this year.
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