Canada says soldier killed by friendly fire in Iraq

March 8, 2015 3:11 AM

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TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian soldier was killed on Friday in a friendly fire incident in Iraq, Canada's defense department said on Saturday, in the first fatality for the country during its current military mission there.

The special forces soldiers were mistakenly engaged by Iraqi Kurdish forces following their return to an observation post behind the front lines, the defense department said in a statement.

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