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Accident in Afghanistan - 1st NZDF statement

16 February 2011

The New Zealand Defence Force can confirm that soldiers patrolling in north east Bamyan province have been involved in a vehicle accident.

The Defence Force can confirm that one soldier is dead and three others were injured in the accident. Next of kin of those involved in the accident have been informed and the Defence Force  is currently consolidating information from the area.

There will be a media conference at Defence Headquarters in Aitken St.

WHEN: 16 February 2011 at 9.30am

WHERE: Defence HQ, Aitken St, off Molesworth St

For more information please contact:

Chris Wright 021 487 980

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