Injured Kiwi soldier back home

A New Zealand soldier injured in Afghanistan when he was crushed by a collapsing wall is now recuperating at home, the Defence Force said today.

The Special Operations Forces soldier sustained a broken jaw and a broken leg. The injuries were not life-threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery.

The soldier was initially transported to a medical treatment centre in Germany before returning to New Zealand on a commercial flight.

The NZ Defence Force said it would not make any further comment.





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