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New Zealand Soldier Injured In Afghanistan

New Zealand Soldier Injured In Afghanistan

A New Zealand soldier sustained lower body injuries during routine movement of ordinance for disposal at a Coalition Base in Afghanistan earlier today. An explosive device detonated during handling.

The soldier was part of a New Zealand Special Air Service deployment on operations in Afghanistan.

He was treated at the scene and evacuated to a Coalition medical facility.

The soldier’s injuries are not life threatening.

His next of kin have been informed.

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