Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

September 25, 2007 07:14 ET

DND: Canadian Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 25, 2007) - NOTE TO EDITORS: Photograph of the fallen soldier will be forthcoming shortly on the Combat Camera Website www.combatcamera.forces.gc.ca

One Canadian soldier was killed and four others were wounded during Operation SADIQ SARBAAZ on September 24 at about 4:30 p.m. Kandahar time. The incident occurred approximately 47 km west of Kandahar City in the Panjwayi District.

The identity of the Canadian soldier killed is Corporal Nathan Hornburg, a Reserve soldier from the King's Own Calgary Regiment, based out of Calgary, Alberta.

Both helicopters and road ambulances were used to evacuate the casualties to the Multinational Medical Unit at Kandahar Airfield. The wounded soldiers are in stable condition and have contacted their families.

Operation SADIQ SARBAAZ (Honest Soldier) is a joint Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and ISAF operation that will set the conditions for a continuous security presence and the establishment of a new police sub-station in the northern part of Panjwayi.

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