New Zealand pledged Monday to withdraw from Afghanistan as quickly as possible after three of its troops were killed in a roadside bomb attack, but insisted it will not "cut and run" from the conflict.
A New Zealand soldier with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) walks during a patrol in Bamiyan Province in 2008. New Zealand revealed Monday it was considering an early withdrawal from Afghanistan after three of its soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb attack on their convoy in Bamiyan province.
Prime Minister John Key said three soldiers, two men and one woman, died instantly when an "enormous" blast destroyed their humvee Sunday morning as a New Zealand convoy was on patrol in Bamiyan province.
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