The Canadian military has identified three soldiers based at CFB Gagetown who were killed Saturday when their armoured vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in southern Afghanistan.
Cpl. Thomas James Hamilton, Pte. John Michael Roy Curwin and Pte. Justin Peter Jones, all based at CFB Gagetown in New Brunswick, were killed around 9 a.m. local time as they were responding to reports people were planting a suspicious object west of Kandahar city, Brig.-Gen. Denis Thompson told reporters in Kandahar Airfield.
Another soldier was injured and was transported to the hospital at the base, where he is in fair condition. The injured soldier's name was not released.