Monday, November 27, 2006

Two of our own to a suicide bomber

This information started to appear last night in unconfirmed reports. This morning there was finally a confirmation from the Canadian Department of National Defence.

A suicide bomber killed two Canadian soldiers in an attack on an alliance convoy in Afghanistan's southern city of Kandahar on Monday.


In Ottawa, Canadian Department of National Defense spokeswoman Carole Brown confirmed that the two dead soldiers were Canadian, but would not release their names.
At the time of writing, several hours after this event, there is no information offered by DND by way of an initial press release. It goes without saying that names and personal details will not be released until next-of-kin have been notified.

Maybe it's just me, but considering this information was starting to filter out of independent journalists yesterday, DND is appearing to be very slow in providing even an initial confirmed report.

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