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Cpl. Hamilton, Pte. Curwin and Pte. Jones - 2 RCR - 13 Dec 2008

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Three soldiers killed, one injured in Afghanistan
Updated Sat. Dec. 13 2008 5:18 PM ET

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Three Canadian soldiers have died west of Kandahar city, after an improvised explosive device detonated. A fourth soldier was injured in the blast.

The soldiers were responding to reports of people planting a suspicious object.

The Canadian military said Saturday that primary next-of-kin have been notified, but the soldiers will not be identified until extended family members have been contacted.

The news came as 1,000 mourners paid tribute to Cpl. Mark Robert McLaren in a Peterborough, Ont., drill hall. He was one of three soldiers killed in a roadside blast on Dec. 5, brining Canada's troop death toll to the grim milestone of 100.

McLaren, 23, died alongside Pte. Demetrios Diplaros, 23, and Warrant Officer Robert John Wilson, 27, on Dec. 5, when the armoured truck they were travelling in struck an improvised explosive device (IED).

With the latest attack, Canada's troop death toll is now 103. A diplomat was also killed.

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Three soldiers killed, one injured in Afghanistan
Updated Sat. Dec. 13 2008 5:18 PM ET

CTV.ca News Staff

Three Canadian soldiers have died west of Kandahar city, after an improvised explosive device detonated. A fourth soldier was injured in the blast.

The soldiers were responding to reports of people planting a suspicious object.

The Canadian military said Saturday that primary next-of-kin have been notified, but the soldiers will not be identified until extended family members have been contacted.

The news came as 1,000 mourners paid tribute to Cpl. Mark Robert McLaren in a Peterborough, Ont., drill hall. He was one of three soldiers killed in a roadside blast on Dec. 5, brining Canada's troop death toll to the grim milestone of 100.

McLaren, 23, died alongside Pte. Demetrios Diplaros, 23, and Warrant Officer Robert John Wilson, 27, on Dec. 5, when the armoured truck they were travelling in struck an improvised explosive device (IED).

With the latest attack, Canada's troop death toll is now 103. A diplomat was also killed.

More to come...

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20081213/afghanistan_mission_081213/20081213?hub=TopStories

I heard about this early today through the grapevine and was waiting for it to break.  No names yet.... lost some friends already in the last week...
 

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3 Canadian soldiers killed, 1 injured in southern Afghanistan
Last Updated: Saturday, December 13, 2008 | 5:33 PM E CBC News
Three Canadian soldiers were killed and another was injured Saturday when their vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in southern Afghanistan, the Canadian military said.

The soldiers were responding to reports people were planting a suspicious object west of Kandahar City, the military said in a statement. The injured soldier was transported to the hospital at Kandahar airfield and is in fair condition.

The soldiers' identities were not released.

Canada has now lost 103 soldiers and one diplomat since it first began the military mission six years ago.

The blast occurred in an area that until this summer was largely free of insurgent activity, the CBC's David Common reported Saturday from Kandahar.

"It’s an area that Canadian soldiers know very well, having been in that area repeatedly certainly over the past few days but, of course, over the past few months," he said.

News of the latest deaths came as about 1,000 people gathered Saturday in a Peterborough, Ont., armoury for a military funeral for Cpl. Mark McLaren, one of three Canadian soldiers killed last week in Afghanistan.

McLaren, a member of the 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, based at CFB Petawawa in eastern Ontario, died on Dec. 5 alongside Pte. Demetrios Diplaros and Warrant Officer Robert Wilson when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.

The recent attacks against Canadian troops in Kandahar province have come during the harsh Afghan winter, when Taliban fighters traditionally have gone back to Pakistan to regroup, the CBC's Common said.

"The IED bomb making factories, they have not let up," he said.
 

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Oh no, not again. :(  R.I.P. to the fallen, speedy recovery to the injured, and condolences to the loved ones who are grieving.  :cdn:
 

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A salute  to the fallen,
A prayer for the families.

So close to Christmas, very sad day.
 

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Rest in peace, troops!!  :salute:

What's good to know, is someone in the Afghan community reported suspicious people planting the IED, and these soldiers were killed responding to it. Slap in the face of the nitwits who think we're losing this fight.
 

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My heartfelt condolances to the Families, friends and the Regiment.

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News Release
Three Canadian soldiers killed and one injured in Afghanistan

CEFCOM NR–08.042 - December 13, 2008

OTTAWA – At approximately 9:00 a.m., Kandahar time, on December 13, 2008, three Canadian soldiers were killed and one was injured when an improvised explosive device detonated near their armoured vehicle during a patrol in the Arghandab District. Primary next of kin of the deceased soldiers have been notified.

Further information on the incident will be provided once the secondary next of kin have been notified.
 

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I attended Cpl. McLaren's funeral this morning, so this came as extra sad news today. 

My heart goes out to the families & friends of these brave soldiers.  :'(
 

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Condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of the fallen, and hopes for a speedy and full recovery for the injured....

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thoughts and prayers going out to the families, loved ones and the regiment.  speedy recovery for the wounded soldier.

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"AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING,
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM."

Condolences to Family, Regiment and Friends,

R.I.P. Troops,  :cdn: :salute:
 
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