Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

April 18, 2007 20:56 ET

DND: A Canadian Soldier Dies in Afghanistan

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 18, 2007) - A Canadian soldier working with Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan died in a non-combat related incident earlier today. The soldier was working on a communications tower when the accident occurred.

The name of the casualty is being withheld at the request of the family.

An investigation has been launched to determine the circumstances of the accident. No other details are available at this time.

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