A New Zealander who picked up a live grenade and hurled it away to save two of his British Army comrades from a Taliban attack has been honoured for bravery.
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.
New Zealand soldier Lieutenant Timothy O'Donnell has been farewelled from Afghanistan in a simple but sombre and poignant ceremony in Bamiyan township early this morning (NZT).
A soldier killed in an ambush in Afghanistan overnight was a Feilding man who had previously been honoured for his valour in East Timor.
New Zealand defence personnel and a Television New Zealand film crew in Afghanistan were involved in a bomb scare while on bomb disposal patrol in Afghanistan overnight New Zealand time.
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has confirmed there has been an incident involving Australian soldiers in Afghanistan overnight, saying next of kin have been notified.
The New Zealand Army's first Afghanistan war casualty has returned home to Feilding after an emotional ceremony at Ohakea Air Force Base.
The US-led coalition's battle against the Taliban has already been lost because of its failure to win over the Afghan people, Pakistan's president has warned before tough talks this week with Prime Minister David Cameron, who has accused the South Asian country of exporting terrorism.
There will be three empty bunks at the Kiwi base in Bamiyan tonight. Two of the soldiers that slept in them will be in hospital beds, while the body of a third will be prepared for a coffin.
Tight-knit base will be shattered by death A New Zealand soldier killed in Afghanistan died in what the Defence Force says was a complex attack on a three vehicle routine patrol. The patrol was hit by an IED (improvised explosive device) and then was attacked from two positions.
The death of a soldier in Afghanistan today came just over 10 years after the previous New Zealand combat fatality, Private Leonard William Manning in East Timor in July 2000.
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Minister of Defence, Wayne Mapp, yesterday confirmed he was on the flight deck of an RNZAF Hercules forced to take defensive action against a missile threat in Afghanistan last year in one of thousands of incidents revealed in top secret documents released by controversial website Wikileaks.
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Garth George looks behind the headlines, and the simplistic surveys, to discover what exactly the New Zealand Army's Provincial Reconstruction Team is doing in Bamiyan, Afghanistan.
Prime Minister John Key has spent the past three days in Afghanistan on a secret trip to visit the troops.
The head of international forces in Afghanistan wants New Zealand troops to stay longer and Prime Minister John Key says he will consider the possibility.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai held an unprecedented meeting with representatives of a major Taliban-linked militant group, boosting his outreach to insurgency leaders to end the eight-year war.
Twelve Afghans died yesterday when two rockets fired at insurgents missed their target and struck a house during the second day of NATO's most ambitious effort yet to break the militants' grip on the country's dangerous south.
Cricket has arrived in Afghanistan and a team is about to contest the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament. It could do more for peace in that country than the latest troop surge, suggests John de Bueger.