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Taliban capture Nato military dog

Published 07/02/2014 | 08:42

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Taliban fighters stand by a dog its spokesman said they captured during a battle in Afghanistan as it is held in Laghman province, east of Kabul (AP)

The Taliban have captured a military dog belonging to Nato forces in Afghanistan, releasing a video of the animal wearing a high-tech harness.

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Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said today that the dog was captured during a battle about a month ago in Laghman province, east of the capital, Kabul.

The insurgents sent by email a video showing a brown dog held on a leash by a Taliban fighter. It wore a harness mounted with a video camera and a voiceover said the dog was being called Colonel.

Mr Mujahid said by telephone that the dog is in good health and is not being mistreated.

The Nato-led coalition in Afghanistan confirmed today that one of its military dogs went missing during a mission in December. It gave no other details.


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