The two combat engineers were killed in Senjaray, a village about 30 kilometres west of Kandahar City with a heavy Taliban presence. Both men served with the 5th Combat Engineers Regiment from Valcartier, Que. It is attached to the 2nd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment battle group, which is now into the fifth month of a six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Brig.-Gen. Jonathan Vance says the soldiers were killed by an improvised explosive device in the Zhari district, west of Kandahar city, on Saturday.
They had dismounted from their vehicle to secure the area after an initial blast, when another IED exploded.
They got out of their vehicle so that others in Afghanistan may live...
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