Monday, June 15, 2009

Canadian combat engineer dies defusing roadside bomb

Corporal Martin Dubé, 35, died as he dismantled one of two improvised explosive devices he was trying to defuse exploded in a high traffic area in the Panjwayii district southwest of Kandahar City. Cpl. Dubé is the second Canadian Forces soldier killed within a week by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) during missions intended to neutralize them. The blast also killed an Afghan police officer and wounded a Pashto interpreter, who was rushed by helicopter to hospital.

In losing his life, Cpl. Dubé saved many civilians.

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