RadioNZ: The Operation Burnham inquiry held a preliminary hearing today to discuss how it handles classified material. The inquiry was launched by the government after the book Hit & Run by investigative journalists Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson alleged six civilians were killed and 15 injured in a raid by New Zealand’s elite soldiers on two Afghan villages in 2010.
WELLINGTON, March 27 (Xinhua) — The commander of New Zealand’s armed forces on Monday refuted claims that special forces killed civilians in a botched raid in Afghanistan but questions remained about the accusations. Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant-General Tim Keating told a live broadcast press conference that the claims made by two investigative journalists in
New Zealand Heard: Credible sources are emerging to cast doubt on NZ Defence Force denials civilians were killed during an NZSAS “revenge” raid in Afghanistan. As calls for an inquiry into claims in Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson’s new book Hit & Run grow, the NZ Defence Force has refused any comment or interviews beyond a