Forces suspects suicide in soldier death

The Canadian army is struggling to come to terms with the non-combat death of a soldier on Saturday, the second in a month. Other soldiers found Master Cpl. Francis Roy, a member of the country’s special forces regiment, mortally wounded at a forward operating base in Kandahar city. His death is still under investigation by military police, but enemy action has been ruled out and investigators are treating it as a possible suicide. If suicide is determined, it would be the second such case in a month and the fifth suspected suicide involving a soldier since the Afghan mission began in 2002.

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