From the Globe & Mail:
Sapper Greenfield was taking part in an ambitious four-day, Canadian-led operation near the Zhari town of Mushen, which is largely controlled now by Taliban insurgents. The troops were searching rural compounds for weapons and bomb-making materials.
Now this is interesting. Total contradictions in the statements from Brigadier-General Denis Thompson & Harper:
The fatal blast occurred just before three p.m. The other soldiers in the vehicle weren't injured, said Brigadier-General Denis Thompson, the commander of coalition troops in Kandahar.
In a statement issues Saturday night by his office, Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered his “deepest condolences” to the family, friends and comrades of Sapper Greenfield.
“We also wish a full and swift recovery to his four comrades who were injured in the same attack and thank them for their dedicated service,” said the prime minister's message.
So which one is the truth? I'd prefer the B-G's & he should know.