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Bomb Blast in Afghanistan Kills Canadian Soldier

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A Canadian military spokeswoman says a coalition soldier was killed on Friday in southern Afghanistan after stepping on a roadside bomb.

Lieutenant Carole Brown said the Canadian soldier was on patrol in the country's Panjwayi district when he triggered an improvised explosion device, or I.E.D. No other soldiers or civilians were wounded in the explosion.

Officials are not releasing the fallen soldier's identity at the family's request.

Earlier this month, coalition forces launched an assault on entrenched rebels in the district.

This is the 37th Canadian military casualty in Afghanistan since 2002.
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