The Taliban in Afghanistan claims they have taken a military sniffer dog into captivity, along with a number of military weapons obtained by a military operation. The group shared a video of the dog on their Twitter account. In the video they say, “You see the ears? They are down, that tells you that the dog is not aggressive and just wants to feel safe. Right now the dog is terrified.”
— Abdulqahar Balkhi (@ABalkhi) February 6, 2014
Insurgent spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said Friday 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 an armed Taliban fighter. It wore a black harness mounted with what the Taliban said was a video camera, and a voiceover said the dog was being called “Colonel.”
Mujahid said by telephone that the dog is being held in a “safe place” in Laghman. “The condition of the dog is OK — he was not injured and is not being mistreated,” he said.