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OTTAWA — The military will release later today the results of investigations into a friendly-fire incident that killed a Canadian soldier in Iraq in March.

Sgt. Andrew Doiron was shot by Kurdish forces as his special forces unit was returning to an observation post in the darkness.

Three other Canadians were wounded in the incident.

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

Gen. Tom Lawson, Canada’s chief of the defence staff, has hinted that investigations into the death clear Canadian soldiers of responsibility and blame fatigued Kurdish soldiers.

Three separate investigations looked at the March 6 incident.

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