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Should NZ defence forces be withdrawn from Afghanistan?

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New Zealand soldiers on patrol in Afghanistan. Photo / Patrick Gower
New Zealand soldiers on patrol in Afghanistan. Photo / Patrick Gower

New Zealand's first combat death in Afghanistan is not a reason to withdraw our troops from the country, Prime Minister John Key says.

The Defence Force announced this morning that a New Zealand soldier serving with the New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team
had been killed during a routine patrol in Bamyan Province.

Two other soldiers and an interpreter were injured.

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