Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

January 16, 2010 17:16 ET

Canadian Soldier Killed by Improvised Explosive Device

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 16, 2010) - One Canadian soldier was killed by an improvised explosive device during a dismounted security patrol near the town of Nakhonay in the Panjwayi district, approximately 15 kilometres south-west of Kandahar City. The incident took place at approximately 2:00 p.m. Kandahar time on 16 Jan 2010.

Killed in action was Sergeant John Wayne Faught from the 1st Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton, Alberta. He was serving as a member of the Task Force 3-09 Battle Group.

At this sad time, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of our fallen Canadian comrade. The commitment and sacrifice of our soldiers and their loved ones are helping to make a difference in the lives of the people of Kandahar Province.

Members of Joint Task Force Afghanistan work with the soldiers and police of the Afghan National Security Forces to improve security and build a better future for Afghans. Canada remains committed to bringing peace, stability and good governance to Afghanistan.

Note to editors (Note: new procedure): A photograph of Sergeant John Wayne Faught is available on the Fallen Canadians page of the Department of National Defence website. Please visit

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