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3 Canadian soldiers injured in Afghanistan

Three Canadian soldiers were injured Saturday afternoon after the armoured vehicle they were riding in rolled over in Kandahar city, the military said.

Three Canadian soldiers were injured Saturday afternoon after the armoured vehicle they were riding in rolled over in Kandahar City, the military said.

One soldier, who suffered serious injuries, was flown by helicopter to the hospital at Kandahar Airfield. Two other soldiers were treated for minor injuries.

The three, whose names aren't being disclosed, were in an RG-31 armoured vehicle when the crash occurred at about 5:30 p.m. local time. The circumstances are unclear.

Canada has about 2,500 soldiers participating in NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, most of them stationed in Kandahar.

With files from the Canadian Press