Canadian soldier killed by friendly fire in Iraq

A Canadian soldier based in Petawawa, Ont., has been killed by friendly fire  in Iraq.

Sgt. Andrew Joseph Doiron from the Canadian Special Operations Regiment, based at Garrison Petawawa, was killed on Friday around 3:50 p.m. ET, according to a news release from the Canadian Forces.

The release said Doiron was killed in a friendly fire incident.

“Members of the Special Operations Forces were mistakenly engaged by Iraqi Kurdish forces following their return to an observation post behind the front lines,” the release stated.

Three other soldiers were injured and were being treated in Iraq, the release added.

Doiron is the first Canadian soldier killed during this current mission to Iraq.

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