The Canadian Press

2009-12-30 | Afghan Canada Soldiers

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An improvised explosive device killed five Canadians in southern Afghanistan on December 30th. Brigadier-General Daniel Menard, commander of coalition forces in Kandahar, explained what happened. Sgt. George Miok, 28; Sgt. Kirk Taylor, 28; Cpl. Zachery McCormack, 21; and Pte. Garrett Chidley, 21, and a journalist for the Calgary Herald were killed by a roadside bomb in Kandahar City. Michelle Lang, 34, was the first Canadian journalist to die while on the job in Afghanistan.

Date: 2009-12-30
Placeline: KANDAHAR, Afghanistan.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 13 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << 4 soldiers and 1 journalists were killed as a result of an improvised explosive device attack on their armored vehicle during a community Patrol in Kandahar City >>