Bodies of Canadians killed in Taliban attack return this week

Peter McSheffrey. (LinkedIn)

Peter McSheffrey. (LinkedIn)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:37 AM ET

OTTAWA - The remains of the two Ottawa-area men killed Friday in a suicide attack in Afghanistan will be returned on a military flight possibly by mid-week.

The department of Foreign Affairs said on Sunday afternoon it will assist in repatriating the remains Martin Glazer, 49, and Peter McSheffrey, 43.

CTV reported the bodies will arrive at CFB Trenton, Ont., Wednesday night.

However, Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Caitlin Workman told QMI Agency in an e-mail the department could not disclose the exact time the flight is leaving Afghanistan.

"To respect (the family's) privacy, we will not provide any further detail on the arrival of the victim's remains," she said.

The men were killed after a Taliban suicide bomber and gunmen attacked a popular Lebanese restaurant in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Friday at 7:30 p.m. local time.

The Taliban claimed responsibility claimed responsibility for the attack that killed 21 people.

Glazer and McSheffrey worked for Gatineau, Que.-based company that was contracted by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The men were in the Afghan capital performing audit work.


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