Wednesday, December 30, 2009

IED Explosion Kills 5 Canadians In Afghanistan

Michelle Lang of the Calgary Herald was killed in an attack in Afghanistan on Wednesday.
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5 Canadians Killed In Afghanistan -- CBC

Five Canadians were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday — four soldiers and a Calgary reporter.

Brig.-Gen. Daniel Ménard said one Canadian civilian was also wounded in the attack.

The journalist was identified as Michelle Lang, who worked for the Calgary Herald.

Lang, who was 34, grew up in Vancouver and was a well-respected health reporter for the Herald, winning a National Newspaper Award in 2008 for best beat reporting. She had also worked in Regina and Moose Jaw.

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More News On Today's Canadians Killed In Afghanistan

Canwest journalist, 4 soldiers die in Afghan blast -- National Post
Canadian journalist, four soldiers killed in insurgent bomb blast in Kandahar -- Canadian Press
Calgary-based journalist among 5 killed in Afghanistan -- CTV
4 Canadian soldiers, 1 reporter, killed in Afghanistan -- CTV
Calgary journalist, 4 soldiers killed in Kandahar -- Toronto Sun
Don Martin: Remembering Michelle Lang -- National Post

My Comment: As a Canadian, these stories always hit home. Our prayers are with the families tonight.

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