Kurdish official says Canadian soldier slain in Iraq killed after ignoring peshmerga order

March 8, 2015 9:26 AM

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IRBIL, Iraq – A spokesman for Kurdish forces in Iraq say a Canadian soldier was killed in a friendly fire incident after he and others ignored an order to stay in their car and showed up to the front line unannounced.

Peshmerga spokesman Halgurd Hekmat says a group of Canadian soldiers showed up in the village of Bashiq on Friday unannounced. The area had seen heavy fighting against Islamic State militants.

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