KANDAHAR, Afghanistan â€” As six of its war dead were solemnly returned to Canada, a pair of roadside bombs killed two more Canadian soldiers Wednesday, signalling an apparent escalation of violence in a battle-scarred corner of Afghanistan.
Three Canadians were injured in the latest attacks â€” one was in hospital with serious injuries but in stable condition; the other two suffered minor injuries. The latest blasts happened two hours and 750 metres apart.
Killed were Master Corporal Allan Stewart, 30, and Trooper Patrick James Pentland, 23, both with the Royal Canadian Dragoons based in Petawawa, Ont. They were killed after their Coyote armoured reconnaissance vehicle struck an improvised explosive device, or IED, a short distance from where a similar bomb injured another soldier in a different convoy two hours earlier.Full story