Undated handout photo of Trooper Karine Blais who was killed in Afghanistan April 13, 2009. Blais, 21, is the second Canadian female soldier to die in Afghanistan when the light armoured vehicle she was patrolling in struck an improvised explosive device. Photograph by: Handout, DND
From The Montreal Gazette:
KABUL, Afghanistan — The second Canadian female soldier to be killed in Afghanistan died Monday when the light armoured vehicle she was patrolling in struck an improvised explosive device.
Trooper Karine Blais, who had arrived just days ago from Canada with the 12th Armoured Regiment based in Val Cartier, Que., was killed in action when her vehicle was hit by a homemade bomb.
Blais, 21, was the 117th Canadian to be killed in Afghanistan since the start of the conflict in 2002.
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