The Taliban said on Friday that they have captured a military dog belonging to NATO forces in Afghanistan.
Insurgent spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said on 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 e-mail 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 NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan confirmed on Friday that one of its military dogs went missing during a mission in December.