18 Mar 2016

NZ soldier dies in Middle East

11:37 am on 18 March 2016

A New Zealand Army soldier has died in the Middle East in a non-combat incident.

The soldier, a national liaison officer, died at the Coalition headquarters in Jordan.

There are no suspicious circumstances relating to this death, the New Zealand Defence Force said.

The soldier was one of a number of liaison officers who work at headquarters in the Middle East and around the world.

His next of kin have been notified and have asked that his name is not released. The Defence Force is supporting the family.

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