Canadian troops die in Afghanistan

Two Canadian soldiers among four dead in roadside bombing.


    "These soldiers died honourably, helping bring security to Afghanistan," British Royal Navy Captain Mark Windsor, an Isaf spokesman, said in a statement.

    There are about 2,700 Canadian soliers in Afghanistan.

    They are part of the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) stationed to bring order to the country against a Taliban offensive.

    More than 100 Canadian soldiers have lost thier lives in Afghanistan since the 2001 US-led invasion.

    Suicide bombing

    In a separate attack on Sunday, a suicide bomber killed six people, including four children in southeastern Khost.

    The two others who died were members of the security forces, Dawlat Qayoumi, a provincial official, said.

    Another 36 people, many civilians, were wounded in the attack, a doctor at Khost's main hospital said.

    The Taliban - whom the US-led force ousted in 2001 for harbouring al-Qaeda suspects - are largely active in the country's south and east, and have increased attacks since 2005.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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