NZDF Response To Book
The New Zealand Defence Force stands by the statement it made dated 20 April 2011.
As the 2011 statement says, following the operation, allegations of civilian casualties were made. These were
investigated by a joint Afghan Ministry of Defence, Ministry of the Interior and International Security Assistance Force
(ISAF) assessment team, in accordance with ISAF procedures.
The investigation concluded that the allegations of civilian casualties were unfounded.
The NZDF does not undertake investigations or inquiries into the actions of forces from other nations. That was the role
of the joint Afghan-ISAF investigation.
The NZDF is confident that New Zealand personnel conducted themselves in accordance with the applicable rules of