Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

March 06, 2007 15:53 ET

DND: One Canadian Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 6, 2007) - Corporal Kevin Megeney, a reserve member of the 1st Battalion Nova Scotia Highlanders, serving at Kandahar Airfield, succumbed to a gunshot wound shortly after 7 p.m. Kandahar time today. His next of kin have been notified.

No further details are available at this time regarding the circumstances surrounding this incident, although enemy action has been ruled out, since the incident occurred within the secure confines of Kandahar Airfield.

Joint Task Force Afghanistan's National Investigation Service Detachment is investigating this incident.

The thoughts and prayers of the men and women of the Canadian Forces go out to the family and friends of the deceased.

NOTE TO EDITOR:

A photograph of Cpl. Megeney will be posted on the Combat Camera Website as soon as it becomes available:

http://www.combatcamera.forces.gc.ca/ search under the last name.

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