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Canadian soldier dies in Kandahar

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  • Canadian soldier killed, four others wounded Monday, say Canadian Forces
  • Incident happened 29 miles west of Kandahar City in Kandahar province
  • Casualties occured during joint Afghan-NATO Operation Sadiq
  • Also Afghan motorcyclist dies after colliding with coalition vehicle in Parwan
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(CNN) -- A Canadian soldier was killed and four others were wounded on Monday in southern Afghanistan, Canadian Forces said in a statement Tuesday.

The incident occurred 47 kilometers or 29 miles west of Kandahar City in Kandahar province. Canadian forces are among NATO's International Security Assistance Force troops fighting Taliban militants in the south.

They were wounded during Operation Sadiq Sarbaaz, or Honest Soldier. That is a joint Afghan-NATO operation designed to implant a "continuous security presence and the establishment of a new police sub-station in the northern part of Panjwayi."

NATO earlier reported an incident in the south with the same casualty figures but did not release the nationalities of the victims.

In another incident, a coalition vehicle collided with an Afghan motorcyclist in Afghanistan's Parwan province, and the motorcyclist died, the U.S.-led coalition said. E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend

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