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2 Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Sadly, the CBC reports this morning that, “Two more Canadian soldiers (Yannick Pepin and Jean-Francois Drouin) were killed in a roadside bomb explosion Sunday in southern Afghanistan, the military said.”

“Since 2002, 129 Canadian soldiers now have been killed serving in the Afghanistan mission. One Canadian diplomat and two aid workers have also died in action.”


“The latest victims were identified as Maj. Yannick Pepin, 36, and Cpl. Jean-Francois Drouin, 21, who were killed around noon local time.”

“(Pepin) leaves behind his partner, Annie, and two children — Alexandra and Charles. …Drouin is survived by his partner, Audrey.”

The full article is at http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/09/06/afghanistan-canada.html.