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NATO: 5 Canadians killed in blast in Afghanistan

NATO: 5 Canadians killed in blast in Afghanistan

NATO says four Canadian troops and one journalist from Canada were killed in an explosion in Kandahar province, one of the most dangerous areas of southern Afghanistan.
The international coalition says the journalist was traveling with the troops on a patrol near Kandahar city when they were attacked on Wednesday.
Kandahar is a hotbed of the insurgency. On Dec. 24, eight people, including a child, were killed when a man driving a horse-drawn cart laden with explosives detonated the cache outside a guest house frequented by foreigners. The day before, another Canadian soldier was killed by a homemade bomb in the province.
According to figures compiled by The Associated Press, the latest casualties bring to 32 the number of Canadian forces killed in Afghanistan this year.


Updated : 2021-04-13 16:42 GMT+08:00