CFB VALCARTIER, Que. - A funeral has been held at CFB Valcartier for Cpl. Christian Bobbitt, one of two Canadian soldiers to die in a blast in Afghanistan on Aug. 1.

Bobbitt, 23, and Sapper Matthieu Allard, 21, died in a roadside bomb attack in Zhari district, west of Kandahar city.

Both men survived an initial attack on their convoy but were hit by a follow-up bomb when they left their vehicle to secure the area.

Bobbitt was a member of the 5th Combat Engineer Regiment, based at CFB Valcartier.

The men had been in Kandahar since March as part of the Royal 22e Regiment, or the Van Doos.

A funeral for Allard is to be held Thursday in Val-d'Or in northwestern Quebec.

A total of 127 Canadian soldiers have now died during the Afghan mission.

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