Suicide Car Bomb hits Canadian Troops


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Suicide car bomb hits Canadian troops in Afghanistan

Afghans, Canadians among dead and wounded

Sunday, January 15, 2006 Posted: 1448 GMT (2248 HKT)

(CNN) -- Two Afghans and a Canadian soldier were killed and 13 people, including three Canadian troops, were wounded when a suicide car bomb struck a military convoy in Kandahar on Sunday, military officials and police said.
Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, speaking in Quebec, announced the Canadian casualties.
Martin gave no details of the Canadian victims, noting that the families had not yet been informed, Reuters reported.
He said Canadian participation in the Kandahar mission was essential to help bring peace to Afghanistan.
"Our participation in the mission in Kandahar is essential to establishing peace and security," Reuters quoted him as saying. "It's in a nation that is struggling to find its way."