6 Canadian soldiers, 2 journalists injured in Afghan roadside attack
A roadside bomb hit an armoured vehicle in Afghanistan on Sunday, injuring six Canadian soldiers and two journalists, the military said.
One soldier was seriously injured in the attack in the Panjwaii district, west of Kandahar city, which occurred at about 11:30 a.m. local time on Sunday, the military said.
Five other soldiers and the two journalists suffered minor injuries. They were treated and released.
The seriously wounded soldier was flown by helicopter to the military hospital at Kandahar Airfield, where he remains in serious condition, the military said.
The Canadian Forces said it does not name soldiers who are wounded. The journalists are Tobi Cohen of the Canadian Press and Scott Deveau of the National Post. Both are in good condition and have returned to work, the military said.
The armoured vehicle was part of a combat logistics patrol, which are regular convoys used to move supplies and troops from various bases in Kandahar province, the military said.
To date, 93 Canadian soldiers have died during Canada's mission in Afghanistan. One diplomat and two aid workers have also died in Afghanistan.