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Wayne Swan

Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer

3 December 2007 - 27 June 2013

5 August 2012

Statement on the deaths and injuries of New Zealand soldiers in Afghanistan

Today the nation's condolences go to the people of New Zealand following the news of the deaths of New Zealand soldiers in Afghanistan.

In particular, our thoughts are with the families who have lost loved ones and who are grieving today.

Our thoughts are also with the six soldiers who have been injured. We wish each of them a full recovery.