New documents show NZDF received intelligence saying civilians were killed just days after the 2010 NZSAS raid which is now subject to a government inquiry.

The details are part of an extraordinary document dump previously blocked by NZDF with support from the Office of the Ombudsman.

The documents have emerged as the inquiry prepares for public hearings this week at which lawyers for the Afghan villagers - those people directly affected by the raid - will not appear. The lawyers representing the villagers had pulled out of the hearing after complaints sufficient funding is not available to properly represent their

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