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NZ soldier killed in Bamyan Province, Afghanistan

4 August 2010

The New Zealand Defence Force is presently informing next of kin that a soldier serving in Afghanistan has been killed in an attack on a New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team patrol in Bamyan province.

Two other Defence Force personnel taking part in the patrol have been wounded.

The Defence Force is currently consolidating information from the area.

There will be a media conference at Defence Force HQ at approx 7.10am.

When:          4 August to begin at approx 7.10am

Where:       NZDF HQ Aitken St, off Molesworth St.

Background:

There are currently 670 NZDF personnel in 14 different operations, exercises, deployments and UN missions in 10 countries around the world.

ENDS

For more information please contact: NZDF Media Mgr Chris Wright, 021 487 980

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