Canadian soldier dies in Mali in non-combat related incident, DND says

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The Department of National Defence says a Canadian soldier has died during a training program in Mali in a non-combat related incident.
Maj. Luc Racine of the Royal 22nd Regiment in Valcartier, Que., was serving with the Canadian Forces Military Training Assistance Program (MTAP) in Bamako, Mali when he lost his life in a non-combat-related incident on September 9., the defence department said in a news release late Friday.
Racine was a member of the Embassy of Canada in Mali and senior staff member at the Bamako Peacekeeping School, a military training centre designed to support peace operations and capacity building in Western Africa, the news release said.
No further details were available.

Organizations: Department of National Defence, Embassy of Canada, Bamako Peacekeeping School

Geographic location: Mali, Valcartier, Bamako Western Africa

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