Easter was a terrible day for Canadian forces in southern Afghanistan's Kandahar province. Troops of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, were escorting a convoy into Helmand province when, about 75 km. (47 mi.) west of Kandahar city, a huge blast tore through their LAV III armored wheeled infantry fighting vehicle. In one strike, a massive improvised explosive device killed six soldiers riding in the back of the vehicle and severely wounded a seventh. The crew commander, gunner and ...

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