Canwest journalist, 4 soldiers die in Afghan blast

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A Canadian journalist and four Canadian soldiers died in Afghanistan on Wednesday in the blast of an improvised explosive device.

Calgary Herald reporter Michelle Lang, 34, was on secondment to Canwest News Service and was travelling with a provincial reconstruction team in Kandahar when the attack occurred.

The Department of National Defence has not yet released the names of the four soldiers killed in Wednesday’s explosion, but their deaths bring the toll of Canadian soldiers to 138 since the mission there began in 2002.

Details of the attack have not been released.

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