[url=http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/03/20/afghanistan-soldiers.html][colo... Canadian soldiers killed, eight wounded, in Kandahar roadside attacks[/u][/b][/color][/url]
Master Cpl. Scott Vernelli and Cpl. Tyler Crooks died when an improvised explosive device blew up near their patrol in the Zhari district, about 40 kilometres west of Kandahar. The incident happened about 6:45 a.m. local time, said Brig.-Gen. Jonathan Vance during a news conference in Kandahar.
Trooper Jack Bouthillier and Trooper Corey Joseph Hayes were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb around 8:45 a.m. local time in the Shah Wali Kot district, a region about 20 km northwest of the city that's seeing an increase in Taliban activity.
Then, the genius in charge:
"Please do not think of these incidents as a failure on the part of any person or the mission itself," said [Brig.-Gen. Jonathan] Vance.
No worries. It looks more like a success.