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Taliban claims to have canine prisoner of war

Dog seized by militants
Dog seized by militants
Screen shot via BBC News

According to Wednesday's BBC News, the Taliban claims to be in possession of a coalition-force canine who was captured during a night raid in Afghanistan.

The dog, reportedly named "Colonel," is believed to have been taken during a raid in December. The Taliban has claimed that the dog was seized from U.S. troops, but U.S. officials have stated that the dog actually belongs to British forces.

The militants released a video of the dog, who appears to be a Belgian Malinois, on Thursday. In the video, the dog, who is fitted with an elaborate harness, appears to be quite solemn, and possibly frightened.

According to NBC News, the U.S.-led International Assistance Security Force is "looking into" the matter.

The disappearance of a working canine was confirmed; Lt. Col. Will Griffin from ISAF stated:

"At this point I can confirm a military working dog went missing after an ISAf military mission on Dec 2013."

Click here to watch the video of the dog.

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