-- KABUL -- A Canadian soldier killed at an undisclosed location southwest of Kandahar city was an "utterly fearless" corporal who volunteered for another tour in Afghanistan, his commander says.He will be remembered.
An improvised mine exploded underneath Corporal James Hayward Arnal during a foot patrol shortly before midnight on Friday. The blast also injured another soldier, who is expected to return to work.
Corporal Arnal was involved in a Canadian operation against the makers of home-made landmines, or improvised explosive devices, at the time of his death, Brig-Gen. Thompson said.
Another IED blast in Zhari district killed four police and injured four others on Saturday morning, according to Ustad Abdul Halim, a security advisor to the provincial governor.