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article imageCanadian soldier killed, four Injured in Afghanistan

By Bob Ewing     Apr 14, 2009 in Politics
Trooper Karine Blais, from 12e Régiment Blindé du Canada based at Canadian Forces Base Valcartier, was killed when his armoured vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.
Trooper Balis was in the armoured vehicle with four others who were injured when the vehicle struck an improvised explosive device north of Kandahar City in the Shah Wali Kowt District. The incident occurred at approximately 5:00 p.m., Kandahar time, on April 13, 2009.
Trooper Blais
was serving with the 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Battle Group.
The injured soldiers were evacuated by helicopter to the Multinational Medical Unit at Kandahar Airfield. Their names will not be released.
Two remained in hospital Tuesday morning.
“The days and months ahead will be extremely difficult for those who knew Karine, and we must stand together to support all of those for whom she had a profound effect,” said Brig.-Gen. Vance.
“Her dedication to the overall mission is commendable.”
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