The chief of Canadian forces in Afghanistan, Brigadier General Daniel Menard, has been sacked following allegations of an inappropriate relationship, the military has said. Colonel Simon Hetherington said Brig Gen Menard's dismissal would not have an impact on the Canadian mission in southern Afghanistan, where Nato forces are fighting the Taliban. A major campaign is planned in and around Kandahar city in the coming months. "Operations continue unabated," said Col Hetherington, the acting commander. The colonel said Lt Gen Marc Lessard, commander of Canadian forces abroad, had relieved Brig Gen Menard of his command because of an "alleged inappropriate personal relationship". He gave no further details. Brig Gen Menard has been on leave from Afghanistan for several weeks. On Tuesday, he pleaded guilty at a court martial in Canada to accidentally firing his weapon at Kandahar Air Field in March and was fined. Brig Gen Jon Vance will temporarily assume command of Canadian forces in Afghanistan, a job he held previously, the military said. He will be replaced by Brig Gen Dean Milner. "There will not be a significant delay" in the leadership change, Col Hetherington said. Canada has 2,800 troops in Afghanistan. Brig Gen Menard had also commanded Nato's Task Force Kandahar, which includes US forces.