New Zealand Soldier Hit by 'Dart' in Dili

Published: Thu 15 Jun 2006 12:06 AM
Media Release
15 June 2006
New Zealand Soldier Hit by ‘Dart’ in Dili
Around 5p.m Dili time, Wednesday 14 June 2006, a NZ soldier suffered a superficial leg wound from a dart fired by a youth while out on a routine patrol in Hera, a small community near Timor Leste’s nation capital.
The dart which struck the soldier in the thigh had been fired at the New Zealanders as they dispersed a group of around 20 youths who had congregated.
The soldier was treated by a medical officer before returning to his platoon. Approximately seven youths have been detained as a result of the incident.
“Its business as normal” says Lieutenant Colonel Jeremy Harker, NZ Senior National Officer in Dili. “Our soldiers are trained for operations of this nature. This was a minor incident and the soldier concerned will be back on patrol within the next 24 hours”

Next in New Zealand politics

Jacinda Ardern’s remarks following summit
By: New Zealand Government
NZTA Board refreshed and refocused
By: New Zealand Government
Climate Change Adaptation and Risk Assessment Framework
By: New Zealand Government
Mana whenua reach decision on Ihumātao land
PM to visit Japan and attend the UN General Assembly
By: New Zealand Government
PM's Post-Cab 16/9/19: A Way Forward
By: The Scoop Team
Gordon Campbell on allegations of left wing media bias
By: Gordon Campbell
Tighter gun laws for the safety of all
By: New Zealand Government
New Zealand-Japan relationship strengthened
By: New Zealand Government
eGates open to Japanese travellers
By: New Zealand Government
Twyford is the issue, not the board
By: New Zealand National Party
Too little too late for funding switch from rail to road
By: New Zealand National Party
First national voluntary emissions offset guidelines
By: New Zealand Government
NCCRA a start but local focus needed
Forest & Bird calls for urgent action on ocean acidity
By: Forest And Bird
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media