The Taliban have captured a military dog belonging to Nato forces in Afghanistan, releasing a video of the animal wearing a high-tech harness.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said today 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 a Taliban fighter. It wore a harness mounted with a video camera and a voiceover said the dog was being called Colonel.
Mr Mujahid said by telephone that the dog is in good health and is not being mistreated.
The Nato-led coalition in Afghanistan confirmed today that one of its military dogs went missing during a mission in December. It gave no other details.