Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

August 29, 2007 07:50 ET

One Canadian Soldier Dies in Afghanistan

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 29, 2007) - A Canadian Forces member serving with the International Security Assistance Force Headquarters (ISAF HQ) in Kabul, Afghanistan succumbed to a gunshot wound shortly after 7:30 a.m. Kabul time despite efforts by ISAF medical personnel to save him. The member had been found significantly injured in his room at approximately 6:30 a.m.

No further details are available regarding the circumstances surrounding this incident, although enemy action has been ruled out, as the incident occurred within the secure confines of the ISAF HQ perimeter in Kabul. The matter is under investigation by ISAF authorities and the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service.

The name of the deceased soldier is being temporarily withheld at the request of the family.

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

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