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Canadian colonel killed in bombing

Canadian colonel killed in bombing 19 May 2010 Col. Geoff Parker on Tuesday became the highest ranking Canadian soldier to die in Afghanistan, killed in a suicide bombing on the outskirts of the capital, Kabul. Parker, of the Royal Canadian Regiment, was travelling with U.S. troops at about 8 a.m. when a suicide bomber driving a minivan packed with nearly a ton of explosives swerved into their convoy of three armoured SUVs, killing five Americans and at least 12 Afghan civilians who were passengers in a nearby bus.