Two Canadian soldiers and medics were killed in Afghanistan when their armoured vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Giesebrecht, 34 and Miller, 21 were both medical technicians attached to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group. Giesebrecht was serving her second tour in Afghanistan. Miller was serving his first.
The blast occurred Saturday morning about 20 kilometres southwest of the city of Kandahar. The latest deaths bring to 154 the total number of Canadians to die in the Afghanistan since the country’s occupation began in 2001. The 130,000-strong foreign presence in Afghanistan has so far failed to establish security in the country.
“We don’t care whether it’s McChrystal or Petraeus. Our position is clear. We’ll be fighting the invading forces until they leave,” Taliban spokesman, Yousuf Ahmadi.