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Taliban release video, claim they captured U.S. forces' dog

Feb. 6, 2014 at 10:15 AM
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LAGHMAN, Afghanistan, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Taliban forces said they captured a dog belonging to U.S. troops fighting in eastern Afghanistan.

The Taliban released video footage featuring the dog, named Colonel, the BBC reported.

The dog was wearing a harness with a GPS tracking device, a flashlight and small camera, militants said in the video.

The small, red-brown dog was held by a long-haired Taliban fighter in the video.

Militants said the dog was taken during a night raid in late December in Laghman.

U.S. officials said they were investigating the claim.

Coalition forces have used sniffer and protection dogs, mainly German shepherds, Labrador retrievers and spaniels.

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