Sgt. Andrew Doiron to be buried in military cemetery today in Ottawa

Members of Operation IMPACT carry the flag draped casket of their fallen comrade, Sergeant Andrew Doiron to a CC-177 Globemaster for the final journey home during a ramp ceremony in Kuwait on March 9, 2015.

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - Funeral services will be held today in Ottawa for the Canadian soldier killed in Iraq last week.

Sgt. Andrew Doiron died in what the military has termed a friendly fire incident.

The funeral service will be held at Ottawa’s Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Doiron’s body was returned home on Tuesday.

He was shot and killed Kurdish troops as his special forces unit was returning to an observation post a week ago. Three other Canadian soldiers were wounded.

Doiron is the first Canadian soldier to die in Canada’s military effort in Iraq, which began last fall.

© The Canadian Press, 2015

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