SAS Afghanistan attack: Govt claimed only insurgents killed in 2011 interview

In April 2011, Newshub's Emma Jolliff spoke to then-Defence Minister Wayne Mapp about an SAS attack on insurgents in Afghanistan after the death of Lieutenant Timothy O’Donnell.

Lt O'Donnell was killed in August 2010 and the raid took place weeks later. News of the SAS attack took nine months to come to light.

Mr Mapp denied it was retaliation and said he was satisfied that all those killed in action were insurgents.

Lt O'Donnell's father, Mark, said the SAS should be proud of its actions.

On Tuesday a new book by Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson, Hit and Run, claimed six civilians, including a three-year-old girl, were killed, and 15 others injured in the same attack.