Stuff: No Hit & Run raid inquiry despite dead girl’s parents’ demand

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The Government won’t start an inquiry into a raid by SAS soldiers in Afghanistan, despite the pleas from parents who say their girl was killed during the operation.

Their daughter Fatima’s death was revealed in the book Hit & Run, which said New Zealand special forces led a raid targeting insurgents who had killed a Kiwi soldier from the Bamyan-based Provincial Reconstruction Team.

The parents had spoken of their heartbreak at Fatima’s death. They had been calling for an inquiry into what happened during the incident in August 2010, which was the subject of the book.

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