They were doing everything right – but something went fatally wrong.
The five Canadians who were killed by a massive roadside bomb Wednesday were travelling a road that's safe by Afghan standards, in a district that is one of the most secure on Canada's watch.
It's one where soldiers sip tea with local leaders, and Afghan forces pool their resources with Canadians. A district where Ottawa has sunk millions of dollars to show the friendly face of an ugly insurgent war.
Dand, on the southern edge of Kandahar city, is a showplace of "model villages" that have won praise from Washington as the...
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