Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

November 17, 2007 12:29 ET

Correction From Source: Two Canadian Soldiers and an Afghan Interpreter Killed in Afghanistan

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 17, 2007) - Two Canadian soldiers, and one Afghan interpreter were killed at approximately 12:00 a.m. Kandahar time on 17 November, 2007 when their Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV III) struck a suspected Improvised Explosive Device approximately 40 km West of Kandahar city in the vicinity of Ma'sum Ghar.

Three Canadian soldiers were also injured in the explosion and immediately evacuated from the scene by helicopter to the Multinational Medical Unit at Kandahar Airfield where they are receiving medical care and have informed their families.

The identities of the fallen are as follows:

- Corporal Nicolas Raymond Beauchamp, age 28, 5e Ambulance de campagne, based out of Valcartier, Quebec.

- Private Michel Jr. Levesque, age 25, 3e Bataillon, Royal 22e Regiment, based out of Valcartier, Quebec.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

Photographs of the fallen soldiers are available on the Combat Camera Website (search under last name) at: http://www.combatcamera.ca/

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