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Hit & Run author says there were errors in the book
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Nicky Hager born is a New Zealand investigative journalist. He has produced six books since , covering topics such as intelligence networks, environmental issues and politics. Hager was born in Levin to a middle-class "socially aware" family. His mother was born in Zanzibar part of Tanzania , where her father studied tropical medicine,  and later grew up in Kenya and Uganda. Hager studied physics at Victoria University of Wellington , where he also did an honours degree in philosophy. After graduating from university, Hager worked at the ecology division of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research DSIR , and later worked with his brother-in-law building and renovating houses.
Before the launch he works the media into a frenzy, telling them how his latest tome's going to blow the lid off politics, destroy careers and possible bring down the government. The media hoard packs into Unity Books on Wellington's Willis Street, there's literally standing room only. The launches are expertly timed for the nightly television news who by the time they go to air have scant knowledge of the contents, but there are always a few tasty morsels to deliver on what's to come between the covers of the latest masterpiece. That was the case with Dirty Politics, the black ops men in the smoke-filled rooms dreaming up the next conspiracy reaching the highest levels, right to the Prime Minister's office. The latest effort Hit and Run, about unarmed civilians being killed by our SAS in Afghanistan villages, is an appropriate title as it's turned out, although Hit and Miss would have been more apt.
Read about Nicky Hager. In August , a New Zealand soldier died in a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan.
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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? In August , a New Zealand soldier died in a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan. In retaliation, the New Zealand SAS led a raid on two isolated villages in search of the fighters they suspected were responsible. They all knew the rules. Prior to firing weapons, their freshly issued orders said, 'the commander approving the strike must determine that no civilians are present.
The book, 'Hit and Run'. But the report has denied claims that civilians were killed, saying one man identified as an insurgent was shot dead. It said only two shots were fired during the entire operation. However, Defence Force Chief Tim Keating has previously conceded civilians may have been killed by mistake after rounds fired by an American Apache helicopter fell short, hitting a building where villagers could have been. Hit and Run , written by investigative journalists Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson, alleged six civilians were killed and 15 injured in a raid on two Afghan villages in by New Zealand's elite soldiers and that the Defence Force subsequently covered that up. Lt-Gen Keating last year said the raid on Tirgiran, the name used by the NZDF for the location of the raid, was in significantly different terrain from the one in the book. Mr Hager said Lt-Gen Keating had tried to divert attention by claiming the book did not get the location correct.
There probably were insurgents at an Afghan village raided raided by the SAS in , the author of a book claiming there wasn't has admitted. The reason, according to the book, was because there were no insurgents in Naik or the adjacent village of Khak Khuday Dad. But when I saw helicopters I decided that any attack would not achieve results and I decided to avoid a fight with them. Maulawi Naimatullah's story didn't entirely match up with Miraj's, but the gist was the same - he was also present at Naik when the raid began at am on August 22, Villagers had previously told Stephenson there were no insurgents present. Miraj said he and Naimatullah had been at Naik for two days, and everyone knew who they were.