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NZDF Troops Injured In Afghanistan Accident

New Zealand Defence Force
Te Ope Kaatua O Aotearoa
Media Release
29 October 2007

NZDF Troops Injured In Afghanistan Accident

Two members of the New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team (NZPRT) in Afghanistan have been injured as a result of an accidental discharge of a weapon.

The accident happened during a routine patrol between Bagram Air Force Base and Kabul.

The injured servicemen were taken to Bagram Air Force Base Medical Centre for assessment and initial treatment.

According to the assessment the injuries are not life threatening, and next of kin have been informed.

An investigation into the accident has commenced and no further details are available at this time.

ENDS

There are 107 New Zealand Defence Force personnel involved in the NZPRT in Afghanistan today. The Kiwis are located in Bamyan Province and their role includes reconstruction projects, security patrols, training of Afghan National Police, explosive ordnance disposal and providing humanitarian aid and assistance.

ENDS

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