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PM reveals SAS role in busting terror cell

PM reveals SAS role in busting terror cell
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Bamiyan, May 3 NZPA - New Zealand Special Air Service troops were involved in an operation in Kabul that saw a terror cell busted and a quarter tonne of explosives seized -- foiling plans for suicide bombings and other attacks.

Mataparae - NZ doing its bit in afghanistan

Wellington, April 25 NZPA - The head of the Defence Force has defended New Zealand's involvement in the Afghanistan conflict, saying the country is "doing its bit".

Apiata Still In Afghanistan

Apiata Still In Afghanistan
Wellington, March 7 NZPA - Victoria Cross winner Corporal Willie Apiata is still serving in Afghanistan, Defence Minister Wayne Mapp confirmed this morning.

SAS Gun Battle Witnessed By French Media

Wellington, March 2 NZPA - Special Air Services (SAS) troops first confirmed battle action in Afghanistan was observed by a French photographer who described them as operating quietly.

SAS Fired Upon In Kabul

Wellington, March 1 NZPA - Special Air Services (SAS) troops serving in Afghanistan were fired upon on Friday, in an incident which left at least 16 people dead, Prime Minister John Key said today.

Academic Says Sas Combat Leaves Key In Breach Of Pledge

Academic Says Sas Combat Leaves Key In Breach Of Pledge
Wellington, Jan 24 NZPA - A politics academic says Prime Minister John Key broke his promise to the New Zealand public that the Special Air Service (SAS) personnel in Afghanistan would not be fighting alongside the soldiers it was training.

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