“..Durrer, a member of the New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team, was killed in a firefight after his patrol went to the aid of Afghan police in Bamiyan province on August 5.
The patrol was ambushed with anti-tank fire as it provided fire support while police tried to arrest an insurgent.
Lance Corporal Rory Malone, 26, also died, and six other Kiwi soldiers were injured.
The deaths of Lance Corporal Jacinda Baker, Private Richard Harris and Corporal Luke Tamatea on Sunday have brought the number of Kiwi fatalities in Afghanistan to 10.
Durrer’s aunt, Ani Lhamo, who raised the 26-year-old, said the losses were ”too great” -
- and there was no shame in withdrawing Kiwi soldiers from Afghanistan to prevent more deaths…”
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