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greenfieldSapper Sean David Greenfield, 25, a combat engineer based in Petawawa, Ontario, was killed by a roadside bomb Saturday near Kandahar city. He is the second Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan in 2009, bringing the Canadian military’s death toll to 108 since the Afghan mission began seven years ago. One Canadian diplomat and two Canadian aid workers have also been killed.

source: CBC News; a “sapper” is a military engineer who lays or detects and disarms mines, who does sapping (digging trenches or undermining fortifications).


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