NZDF

Second Incident in Afghanistan - Release 1

6 August 2012

The NZ Defence Force today can confirm that members of the New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in the village of Do Abe, came under fire from small arms and Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG), last evening Afghan time.

"Our personnel returned fire. We also dispatched other forces in support of our people in Do Abe," says Lieutenant General Jones. "In addition, our Coalition partners provided significant air support."

The enemy fire ceased around midnight (local Afghan time).

There were no casualties sustained by the PRT during this contact.

"We have begun reviewing this attack, which will feed into our picture of the security challenges in this part of Bamyan," says Lieutenant General Jones.

ENDS

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