Beer, barbecue, rocket attack: Canada Day for troops in Afghanistan

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Canadian soldiers and civilians in Afghanistan marked Canada Day with beer, barbecue and a rocket attack.
An afternoon of red and white Maple Leafs combined with combat fatigues had all the earmarks of a Canada Day at home.
Master Cpl. Cindy Brooks said being in Afghanistan on Canada's national holiday was "poignant" and made her think of home and family.
Meantime, Cpl. Robin Blackburn said that after being in Kandahar for months, she is missing the colour green - as in grass.
Canadian Idol winner Theo Tams, originally from Lethbridge, Alta., was the main entertainment for the evening concert.
But after taking the stage and beginning his set of songs, his performance was delayed for 10 minutes by a rocket attack - a regular occurrence at the sprawling Kandahar Airfield.
There were no reports of casualties.

Organizations: Maple Leafs

Geographic location: Afghanistan, Canada, Kandahar Lethbridge

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