Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

November 28, 2006 09:08 ET

DND: Two Canadian Soldiers Killed by Suicide Bomber

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 28, 2006) - Two Canadian soldiers were killed on November 27 at approximately 8:35 am (Kandahar time) when their Bison Light Armoured Vehicle was attacked by a suicide bomber driving a car laden with explosives. The incident occurred on Highway 4 between Kandahar Airfield and Kandahar City. There were no other Canadian casualties.

Killed in the attack were:

Chief Warrant Officer Robert Girouard, the Regimental Sergeant Major of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group; and

Corporal Albert Storm, also of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group based in Petawawa, On.

Chief Warrant Officer Girouard and Cpl Storm will be greatly missed by all the members of joint Task Force Afghanistan. Their sacrifice will not be forgotten and this event will not prevent us from continuing our operations in Kandahar.

Canadian troops in Afghanistan are serving alongside soldiers and civilians from 36 countries under the NATO-led, UN-mandated International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). A key part of Canada's 'whole of government' assistance to Afghanistan is helping to establish the security necessary to promote development.

NOTE TO EDITOR:

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

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