Dog and his handler killed in Afghanistan

by Darren Jamieson on July 27, 2008

This week a British para-dog and his handler were killed in Afghanistan, by Taliban forces, when they came under heavy fire from an ambush.

The soldier, part of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps was attached to the Parachute Regiment. Both he and his dog were killed on Thursday while on a routine patrol near his bade of ‘Inkerman’.

The dog was a sniffer dog, which was trained to look for explosives. A further six soldiers were injured in the attack, but none of them seriously.

Royal Navy Captain Michael Finney stated:

I would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of our fallen soldier.

The fallen soldier was named as Lance Corporal Kenneth Rowe, and his sniffer dog was called Sasha.

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