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IED blast kills Canadian soldier in Afghanistan

A Canadian soldier has been killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.

Trooper Larry Rudd, 26, was killed at 12:30 p.m. local time Monday near the village of Salavat, about 20 kilometres southwest of Kandahar city.

Rudd is the fourth Canadian to die in Afghanistan in May. On May 5, Petty Officer (second class) Craig Blake, 37, was killed by an IED about 25 kilometres southwest of Kandahar city.

On May 14, Pte. Kevin McKay, 24, was killed by an IED while he was on foot patrol near Kandahar city.

And on May 18, Col. Geoff Parker, 42, was killed alongside five U.S. soldiers and 12 Afghan civilians by a suicide bombing in Kabul.

Rudd is the 146th Canadian soldier to be killed during the war in Afghanistan.

Two civilians, diplomat Glyn Berry and Calgary Herald journalist Michelle Lang -- have also died.


Added: May-24-2010 Occurred On: May-24-2010
By: Hiarken
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