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Soldier death suspected suicide

Enemy action ruled out in 32-year-old’s death


 

Canadian military officials suspect the death of a soldier in Afghanistan early Saturday was a suicide. Master Cpl. Francis Roy, a logistician with the special forces regiment, was found dead at a forward operating base in Kandahar city. Although military police are still investigating his death, enemy action has been ruled out. If officials rule the 32-year-old’s death a suicide, it will be the second in one month for the army. Roy, who was on his first deployment with the special forces, is the 157th soldier to die during Canada’s military engagement in Afghanistan.

Chronicle Herald


 
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