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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Canadian Soldier Killed in Afghanistan 
(en francais)

Update from CTV News:

Female Cdn. Forces soldier dies in Afghanistan

Updated Wed. May. 17 2006 2:43 PM ET

CTV.ca News Staff

A female captain with the Canadian Forces has been killed serving in Afghanistan, though few details have been released about how she died.

She is the seventeenth Canadian soldier, and the first woman, to die in Afghanistan.

Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan
Last Updated Wed, 17 May 2006 14:02:33 EDT
CBC News

A female soldier from Canada has been killed while serving in Afghanistan, military officials said Wednesday.

She has not been identified, but was a captain in the Canadian Forces.

Details are scarce, but it is known she died during a major operation south of Kandahar.

It's not clear whether she was killed in combat or in an accident.

This raises Canada's death toll in Afghanistan to 16 soldiers and one diplomat since the mission started in 2002.

Roughly 2,300 Canadian soldiers are serving in the country, mostly around the southern Kandahar region.

MPs will vote Wednesday on whether to extend Canada's deployment in the country until 2009 from its currently scheduled end date of February 2007.

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