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.

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