No Kiwis hurt in attack on military camp

Last updated 05:00 07/08/2014

Relevant offers

Middle East

Terrifying video of small girl being pulled alive from Syrian rubble shines light on another deadly Damascus day Gold heist: Thieves disappear after robbing jewellery store by digging 25 metre-long tunnel in Iran In Arab world, fresh doubts about the chances for a Palestinian state Suicide attack on Pakistani shrine kills 72, claimed by Islamic State Baghdad car bomb kills 48 as Islamic State escalates insurgency As the dust on an information war settles, the truth about the battle for Aleppo Sweden's 'feminist' government criticised for wearing headscarves in Iran Hundreds of thousands rally in Iran against Trump, chanting 'death to America' Syria rejects Amnesty's report of mass hangings as 'untrue' Six Afghan Red Cross workers killed by suspected Islamic State - officials

The eight New Zealand troops at an Afghan camp where a US general was killed are safe, the Defence Force says.

A man wearing an Afghan military uniform opened fire at Camp Qargha, a British-run military academy near Kabul, killing a United States two-star general and wounding at least 14 soldiers.

The Defence Force confirmed no New Zealanders were involved in the incident. "All eight New Zealand personnel working at the Afghan National Army Officer Training Academy at Camp Qargha are safe," the Defence Force said in a statement.

"The NZDF expresses its deepest sympathies to the countries who have lost personnel in this attack."

Last year a New Zealand soldier and two Australian troops were involved in another insider attack at the academy, when they were shot at by an Afghan soldier. The New Zealand soldier was hit in the foot by the shrapnel, and one of the Australians suffered arm injuries. 

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content