One Canadian soldier was killed and three others wounded in a fierce firefight with the Taliban overnight.
The soldier is identified as Pte. Robert Costall, of the 1st Battalion of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton.
A native of Thunder Bay, Ont., Costall is believed to be 22 years old.
"Private Costall died defending his fellow soldiers and we will not forget his sacrifice," said Brigadier-General David Fraser at a short briefing here this morning, standing in front of the monument erected to honour other Canadian troops killed in Afghanistan.
Source: Toronto Star