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Business as usual despite bomb blast

Canadian troops serving with a monitoring force on the Egypt-Israel border are not letting a bomb attack change the way they do things, their commander said yesterday. Two women – an air force sergeant and a master corporal – suffered cuts and bruises when a roadside bomb exploded as they drove their white van on a routine supply mission earlier this week. It was the first attack on the independent Multinational Force and Observers since it began operations in 1982, said Canadian air force Col. Peter Abbott. “The area certainly has its challenges,” Abbott said in a phone interview from his base at El Gorah, Egypt. “This has raised the bar a little bit with respect to force protection. Full Story

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