March 4, 2009 / 1:05 PM / 11 years ago

Three Canadian soldiers killed in Afghan blast

OTTAWA, March 4 (Reuters) - Three Canadian soldiers were killed and two were wounded in southern Afghanistan late on Tuesday when their armored vehicle triggered a roadside bomb, military officials said on Wednesday.

The incident took place in Arghandab district around six miles (10 km) northwest of Kandahar as the troops were conducting security operations. Canada has now lost 111 soldiers since sending forces to Afghanistan in late 2002.

Canada has 2,700 troops in Kandahar on a mission that is due to end in 2011. (Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by John O’Callaghan)



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