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Capt Francis, Capt Dawe, M/Cpl Bason, Cpl Anderson, Cpl. Bartsch, Pte. Watkins

RIP  :salute:  Condolances to friends and family.
Six Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan
CEFCOM news release NR–07.022, 4 Jul 07

OTTAWA – Six Canadian soldiers and one Afghan interpreter were killed at approximately 10:55 a.m. Kandahar time today when their vehicle struck a suspected improvised explosive device approximately 20 km south-west of Kandahar City. The names of the casualties are being withheld pending the notification of families.

The incident occurred while the soldiers were returning from conducting joint operations with the Afghan National Army. This joint operation was dubbed Operation LUGER and is indicative of the ever-increasing capability of Afghan National Security forces. Operation LUGER was an Afghan led operation to enhance security in the Panjwayii district that saw Canadian Forces troops play a supporting role to their Afghan counterparts. The operation was completed without incident, and the attack occurred as the patrol returned to a nearby forward operating base. Afghan National Army forces have made great progress in increasing their level of professionalism and operational capability and regularly work in close cooperation with Canadian Forces personnel who stand alongside them in the field, and mentor them as they develop a cohesive and professional military force.

The members of Joint Task Force Afghanistan are deeply saddened by the loss of these brave individuals as they worked side by side with their Afghan counterparts to bring security and stability to southern Afghanistan.

We will not be deterred by the efforts of those who would deny the Afghan people a brighter future.

:( My sincerest condolences to the friends and families of our brave soldiers and the interpreter.


My condolances... such a waste... :salute:  :cdn:
RIP gentlemen.....and my sincerest condolences to friends and family.

Matthew.  :salute:
Condolences to the families ands friends of the soldiers.......RIP...... :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute:
No names released yet? Or where they are from? ...

RIP , my heart goes out to friends and families..
You can deduce where they are from with that :

milnewstbay said:
The soldiers were due to end their tour of duty in Afghanistan at the end of this month.

Condoleances to family, collegues and friends.
jebo said:
No names released yet? Or where they are from? ...
I'm sure when that information is released it will be posted up here as soon as we hear it.

Rest in Peace Brothers your sacrifice was not in vain.  :cdn: :cdn: :cdn: :cdn: :cdn: :cdn: