Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

April 11, 2007 20:57 ET

DND: Names of Canadian Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan Released

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 11, 2007) - The names of the two Canadian soldiers killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on April 11, 2007 are as follows:

Master Corporal Allan Stewart, The Royal Canadian Dragoons, based in Petawawa, Ont.; and

Trooper Patrick James Pentland, The Royal Canadian Dragoons, based in Petawawa, Ont.

These two soldiers were killed and two others were injured, one seriously, when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle earlier today. The incident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. Kandahar time, approximately 38 km west of Kandahar City. The soldiers had been assisting another vehicle that had been struck by a roadside bomb earlier in the day, one soldier suffered only minor injuries in this earlier attack.

Note to Editors: Photographs of the deceased soldiers will be made available, they will be released as soon as possible through the Combat Camera website at:

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