Canadian soldier killed by IED in Afghanistan

Death is 151st since start of mission in 2002

An improvised explosive device has claimed another Canadian life in Afghanistan. Canadian soldier Sapper Brian Collier died Tuesday after a blast went off about 15 kilometres west of Kandahar City. The 24-year-old Collier, a member of the 1 Combat Engineer Regiment based at CFB Edmonton, was on his first deployment to the war-torn country. He is the first Canadian to die in Afghanistan in nearly one month and his death brings to 151 the total number of Canadian soldiers who have died as part of the Afghan mission since it began in 2002.

CBC News