3 soldiers' deaths in Afghanistan push Canada's toll past 100
Last Updated: Friday, December 5, 2008 | 12:05 PM ET Comments0Recommend0
Canadian forces stationed in Afghanistan passed a grim milestone Friday after three soldiers were killed: more than 100 Canadians have now died while serving in the war-torn country.
Prior to Friday's attacks, 97 Canadian soldiers and one Canadian diplomat, Glyn Berry, had been killed in the country.
The soldiers were killed by improvised explosive devices, more commonly known as roadside bombs, the military said.
There are currently about 2,500 Canadian soldiers serving in Afghanistan, largely in the volatile Kandahar province. They were first deployed to Afghanistan in 2002.
They are part of a NATO-commanded international force — dubbed the International Security Assistance Force — that numbers 50,700 and counts among its ranks soldiers from the United States, Britain, France and Germany.
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