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US military dog 'in Afghan Taliban custody'

Published on Feb 6, 2014 11:48 PM
 
A video posted on the insurgents' website on Wednesday and later on Facebook shows the animal, named by the Taleban as "Colonel", being held on a leash in a small, well-lit courtyard surrounded by five men holding guns and grenades. --PHOTO:AFP

KABUL (AFP) - The Taleban say they have captured a dog belonging to the US military following a raid in eastern Afghanistan late last year.

A video posted on the insurgents' website on Wednesday and later on Facebook shows the animal, named by the Taleban as "Colonel", being held on a leash in a small, well-lit courtyard surrounded by five men holding guns and grenades.

Wearing a black vest with pouches for equipment, the dark brown canine wags its tail and later perks up its ears as the militants begin chanting in the background.

The video's narrator says three guns, one pistol and other equipment including a GPS and a torch were seized from the dog, which was captured after a US operation in Alingar, a volatile district in Afghanistan's Laghman province.

 
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