NZ Herald: How NZDF gave minister wrong info on civilian deaths in Hit & Run raid

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NZDF told its new Minister of Defence Ron Mark it believed “collateral damage would be minimal” when it undertook the controversial NZSAS raid in 2010.

It was a striking statement after six years of denying or playing down the possibility of civilian casualties.

Now NZDF appeared to be telling Mark that it was always possible civilians would die before the first shot was even fired.

New documents released through the Official Information Act show that NZDF then went on to publicly release different information.

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